2017-12-06 / Public Safety



On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Deputy Chris Goff observed a vehicle turn right onto Grimsley Bridge Road traveling west and then turn right onto Highway 45 South traveling south at a high rate of speed.

Deputy Goff continued to follow the vehicle until he caught up with it at the intersection of Highway 91 and Rock Road. Once the deputy caught up with the vehicle, he observed the vehicle to be going 90 mph based on his patrol car’s reading.

Deputy Goff activated his emergency lights, and the vehicle failed to stop. At this time he radioed for help, and Officer Raymond Day with the Colquitt Police Department arrived on the scene. Deputy Goff lost sight of the vehicle on Rock Road because of the dusk but continued on Rock Road and finally caught up with the vehicle at the intersection of Rock Road and Joe Shingler when the vehicle became stuck.

After the dust had settled, Deputy Goff observed a gray Ford pickup. When he approached the vehicle, he observed a white male, identified as Phillip Cook of 1799 Bellview Road, sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle. Mr. Cook was removed from the vehicle and placed in handcuffs .

Mr. Cook, by his own admission, advised that the driver and one other passenger of the vehicle fled the vehicle on foot.

During this time, Sheriff Scott Worsley and Investigator BJ Josey arrived on scene.

Mr. Cook advised voluntarily that the driver of the vehicle was William Bradley Powell of 518 Martin Womble Road, and he fled on foot as soon as the truck got stuck. Mr. Cook refused to say who the other passenger was and gave two different stories on who the passenger might be.

Mr. Cook was placed under arrest and charged with obstruction of a police officer.

K- 9 Officer Garison Clenney arrived on scene, and an attempt was made to track the driver and other passenger with no results.

The vehicle was searched, and the driver’s wallet was removed from the floorboard which contained his social security card. A cell phone was also found belonging to Powell.

Mr. Powell turned himself into the sheriff’s office. The third passenger, Brandon Morales is still at large and will be charged with obstruction of a police officer.


On Thursday, November 30, 2017, Deputy Garison Clenney responded to a vehicle accident involving a car versus deer on GA Highway 27 South at Thompson West Road.

Upon arrival, Deputy Clenney spoke with the driver, Sandra Horne of 158 Drew Floyd Road. Ms. Horne stated that she was traveling north bound when a deer came onto the roadway and struck her vehicle on the driver’s side door.

Deputy Clenney could notice minor damage to the driver’s side mirror.

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