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Sylacauga man arrested for attempting to elude
By Christa Jennings
Nathan Allen Smith
A Sylacauga man was arrested last month for allegedly attempting to elude law enforcement, as well as a drug-related charge.
According to Sheriff Michael Howell, Deputy Bradberry and a reserve deputy were on patrol on June 19 when they used radar to clock a speeding vehicle. Upon attempting to stop the vehicle, the driver reportedly pulled the vehicle into the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative parking lot in Rockford, pulled around to the back of the building and turned off the vehicle lights.
However, as the driver began attempting to back the vehicle out, Bradberry pulled in and was able to block the vehicle.
The driver allegedly threw a box out of the vehicle, and deputies discovered that the box contained marijuana.
The driver, 43-year-old Nathan Allen Smith of Sylacauga, was arrested on the charges of attempting to elude law enforcement and first-degree possession of marijuana. The marijuana possession charge was elevated to first degree because of Smith having a prior conviction, according to Howell.
Smith’s total bond for both charges was set at $10,000. He has since been released on bond to await trial.