FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
Calhoun Man Arrested For Drug Trafficking and Weapons Offenses After 3 Day Manhunt
Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports:
On Saturday morning, June 22, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a commercial market in Resaca in response to a report from a witness of a man transporting stolen/illegal weapons. Deputy sheriffs, assisted by policemen from Calhoun, quickly sealed off the parking lot. As a deputy approached the offender’s Jeep, the man fled on foot into a heavily wooded area and eluded the pursuing deputy. A number of officers searched the area for several hours without results that day.
Sheriff’s detectives seized the vehicle and a subsequent search of it revealed two illegally-held weapons, one of which was later confirmed to have been stolen, and several thousands of dollars worth of methamphetamine. The offender, identified as one Matthew Jeremy Meadows, age 27, of 1359 Boone Ford Road, Calhoun, was at large until Tuesday morning when detectives developed leads concerning his whereabouts. Gordon County deputy sheriffs and the Sheriff’s Air Unit located Meadows hiding in a trailer park in southern Whitfield County. He was surprised and arrested after offering some resistance. He has been charged with Felon With Firearms, Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent to Distribute, and Possession of Firearms During the Commission of a (drug-related) Crime. He remains lodged in the county jail.