Probation has been granted for a man who tried to run over deputies on a four-wheeler while he was attempting to evade capture.
The driver, Michael Scott Mosley, 26, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of reckless endangerment, possession of drugs, and driving an off-road vehicle on the road. He was granted an 11-month, 29-day probationary sentence and must perform 50 hours public service work and pay $800 plus costs. He will also be required to undergo a drug and alcohol assessment. The charge of evading arrest was dropped as part of the plea bargain.
His probation comes after he sped away from officers. Deputy Newman Ford was trying to pull him over after he was seen driving on the roadway on an all-terrain vehicle. It is illegal for anyone to operate a four-wheeler on a public road.
“He fled through several fields and yards in an attempt to evade arrest,” Ford said, noting Mosley turned the ATV on lawmen once they had him cornered. “The driver almost ran over two deputies.”
Newman said Mosley was finally caught after several minutes of pursuit. It then became apparent why he was running. Officers found a black bag in his front pocket. The bag contained marijuana and two bags of methamphetamine.