Suspect accused of running from deputy marshal, having more than $5K in cocaine

A man accused of having more than $5,000 in cocaine and of running from a Muscogee County marshal was arrested Thursday morning, officials said.

According to Capt. Larry Parker, a deputy marshal spotted a Chevrolet pickup truck headed south on Farr Road around 11 a.m. Sept. 24. The license plate, however, was for a white Dodge Ram, leading the marshal to turn around and follow the truck which entered Southside Court Apartments.

The driver — later identified by reports as Marcus Price, 33 — got out of his truck and was about to open the passenger side door of a black Dodge Ram he’d parked by. The marshal turned on his emergency lights and told the suspect to get back inside his truck, reports state.

The suspect, however, told the marshal he needed to get something from his vehicle and he then opened the Dodge’s door, the Muscogee County Marshal’s Office said.

When the marshal again asked the man to get back inside his car, the suspect closed the door to the Dodge and ran from the area, leaving his truck’s driver door open and the truck still running, reports state.

According to the marshal’s office, the officer spotted suspected cocaine inside the truck in a clear bag. It weighed almost 2 pounds and was valued at $5,400.

Warrants were issued for the suspect on charges of trafficking in cocaine, possession of a drug related object, obstruction of a police officer, driving while license suspended, no insurance, affixing or using a tag to conceal the identification of a vehicle, no state tag and no seat belt.

Price was arrested Thursday at Victory Crossing Apartments, the marshal’s office said.