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Haywood caught by police after foot chase
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A man who threw out a bag of marijuana as he was being chased by police on foot has been indicted on felony drug charges.The suspect, Price M. Haywood, 34, has been indicted on charges of possession of drugs for resale, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and domestic assault.His charges stem from what began as a domestic assault case. According to arrest warrants against Haywood, the confrontation began with his girlfriend after she claimed to have found text messages from another woman on his cellphone. The woman said he went into a rage and began to choke her when he was confronted.“She (the victim) stated she threw pots and pans at him to defend herself,” said McMinnville policeman Justin Shrum in the domestic assault warrant, noting the woman locked Haywood out of the residence after he stepped outside and she would not let him back in.It was at that point police arrived and a scrap began as they tried to take him into custody.“I shot him with a taser but it was not effective,” said patrolman Kenneth Seagraves, noting a foot chase then ensued with Haywood being caught at the intersection of Rainbow and Nunley streets but not before he had discarded evidence.“During the foot pursuit he pulled a plastic bag from inside his clothing and threw it on a porch on Nunley Street,” Seagraves said.