Texas authorities arrested a wanted Rome man over the weekend. Reports said that Cedric Kenyon Smith, 32, was brought back to Floyd County on Sunday to face charges of multiple drug and obstruction charges.
Officials said that Smith escaped police on May 1, 2014, after he was spotted driving on Fifth Avenue near Martha Berry Highway around 2 a.m. without headlights. Police said that when they attempted a traffic stop a chase ensued. During the chase, Smith drove into the officer’s car and then left his car and ran. When officers tackled him, they found cocaine, pills and a Highpoint .45 caliber pistol in a backpack. They added that marijuana and cocaine were also located in the car. Smith was also found with a digital scale and methamphetamine in his pockets, as well as $537.76 in cash.
Smith is charged with felony counts of possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, interference with government property, probation violation and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
In addition to his felony charges he is facing misdemeanor counts of possession of drug-related objects, obstruction of an officer, attempt to elude, reckless driving and abandonment of drugs in public.