COWETA COUNTY, Ga. - The wet roads and mud put a quick end to his attempt to escape the law after a chase came to an abrupt end in a homeowners backyard in Coweta County!
The rain might have been annoying from Georgians, but deputies are thanking it for helping them capture the wanted man.
Last Sunday the rain was enough to slow this police pursuit down to a crawl.
Coweta County deputies identify the man who they would chase through the backyard of a Fischer Road house as 24-year-old Alexander Sean Rochee. Deputies say he blundered into a stake out of Coweta County neighborhood and had an outstanding arrest warrant for probation violation.
When they tried to stop him, they say he sped away ... until he turned into Donald Smith's backyard, and then he wasn't going anywhere fast.
A deputy with the Coweta County Crime Suppression Unit brought Rochee down after a quick foot chase.
Deputies say when they searched Rochee's car they found a pound of marijuana, THC oil, Xanax pills and scales. He's charged with violation of probation, fleeing and attempting to elude police, a stop sign violation, narcotics possession and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.'
The chase left deep tire tracks behind in Smith's backyard. Smith was not at all mad at deputies for the ruts but blamed Rochee for the damage, saying he will seek restitution to fix his yard with either Rochee's insurance company or through the courts.