Created: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 04:01:00 EST
Updated: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 04:02:14 EST
Trenton Harris, 39, of Macon, was arrested Wednesday morning after police say they found him with cocaine in his possession while driving a car with a child in the backseat.
Macon Police officers were on another call at Ridgeland Avenue and Colonial Drive when they say Harris in a 1999 red Lincoln, driving slowly through a neighborhood. When Harris saw them he tried to put on his seatbelt, police say, and they also saw a child in the backseat that was not in a child safety seat.
Police say when they pulled the car over, Harris appeared nervous and refused to put the car in park. Instead, police said, he accelerated and drove away.
Police chased Harris's car and saw him roll down the window. They were able to pull him over on the 3200 block of Napier Avenue, but Harris got out of the car and ran with a small plastic bag in hand.
Police say they were later able to determine the bag contained 6 bags of powdered cocaine.
Officers say they caught Harris but had to tase him. Following MPD protocol, the driver was treated at the scene by EMA personnel, and then arrested without incident.
Harris was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, eluding police, child cruelty, reckless driving, child restraint violation, seat belt violation, and an outstanding warrant with the Muscogee Sheriff’s Office.
This was Harris’s 19th arrest dating back to 1991.
DFACS was notified about the child.