CONYERS -- Two people were arrested early Friday morning following surveillance of a suspected drug dealer that resulted in a high-speed chase that ended in Newton County.
Sidney Jason Plunkett, 29, of a Conyers address, and Kristy Gayle Walls, 29, of 6165 Pinecrest Drive SW, Covington, were arrested after deputies with the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office pursued their vehicle from the Honey Creek area of Rockdale County to an area off Salem Road in Newton County.
According to a report by the RCSO, three officers were conducting surveillance at a house on Ga. 20 S. next to the Outpost bar based on information that a male occupant possibly had a large amount of methamphetamine and stolen items and was "extremely intoxicated on methamphetamine."
At about 3:20 a.m. a car matching the description of the suspect's car left the residence, turning south on Ga. Highway 20 and then making a U-turn to head north.
A deputy conducting surveillance reported that as the car turned right on Honey Creek Road he noticed a tail light lens on the car was broken and attempted to make a traffic stop. According to the deputy's report, the driver of the car, later identified as Plunkett, accelerated, with the deputy in pursuit at speeds of 65 to 70 mph. The suspect made an abrupt left turn on Underwood Road without stopping at the stop sign and then an abrupt right turn onto Old Salem Road without stopping. When the suspect reached the intersection with Salem Road he again turned right. The deputy finally stopped the suspect's vehicle in a cul-de-sac on East Chester Circle.
Both Plunkett and Walls were taken into custody and transported to the Rockdale County Jail.
A black bag that was reportedly thrown from Plunkett's car on Underwood Road near Salem High School was recovered by the RCSO. Inside the bag officers found a distribution level of methamphetamine and Lortab pills. Inside the suspect's vehicle, officials recovered nine cell phones, two cameras, one laptop computer, one iPod, and one GPS. More than $1,400 in cash was found in Plunkett's wallet.
Plunkett has been charged with driving without tail lights, failure to yield the right of way, failure to drive on the right hand side of the road, fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer, possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance with intent to distribute and theft by receiving stolen property in another state.
Walls has been charged with possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance with intent to distribute, tampering with evidence and theft by receiving property stolen in another state.