James Scotty Vinson, 27 of Rome, was arrested this week after police said he was attempting to conceal his identity by ducking and lying down in the backseat of a vehicle.

Reports stated that when officers initiated a traffic stop on North Broad at Harvey Streets Vinson got out of the backseat and attempted to flee on foot.

A chase ensued and following a brief struggle the suspect was apprehended.   While being placed in handcuffs, a marijuana cigarette fell out of Vinson’s pocket.

Vinson is charged with possession of marijuana, obstruction of law enforcement and probation violation.