Grady Co. standoff ends with Pelham man in custody — again
CAIRO, Ga. (WALB) - A standoff in Grady County came to an end just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday after a Pelham man escaped from custody in Monroe County while he was hospitalized, according to the Grady County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO).
GCSO said it received a tip that Skeeter Eugene Weeks, of Pelham, was at a home on McClellan Road in Grady County after he escaped hospital custody.
Capt. Daniel Singletary with GCSO said their deputies and other law enforcement had the house surrounded and that Thomas County SWAT was brought in, in the event they were forced to make entry.
GCSO said they made entry into the home, letting a K-9 in, and Weeks surrendered and was taken into custody.
Weeks was taken into custody by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday around midnight.
MCSO reported on Facebook that deputies attempted to stop a motorcycle, driven by Week, for “committing multiple traffic violations” on I-75 South near mile marker 188.
When Weeks didn’t stop, MCSO said there was a short chase until Weeks got off the interstate at the Rumble Road exit and then crashed when trying to get back onto I-75.
When he crashed, Weeks began running across the interstate when deputies tased him, according to the Facebook post.
MCSO said Weeks was immediately taken into custody and then transported to the hospital for minor injuries from the wreck.
When searching Weeks, deputies reported that they found about two pounds, or one kilo, of methamphetamine as well as a firearm.
MCSO said he will be charged with possession of methamphetamine, trafficking methamphetamine, felony fleeing, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime and multiple traffic violations.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said Weeks is suspected of having affiliations with the Ghost Face Gangsters and is currently wanted by Grady County for felony fleeing.
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