A Weakley County man is facing multiple charges after attempting to flee authorities Monday.
Weakley County Sheriff’s Investigator Captain Randall McGowan says just after 4:00 Monday afternoon, Deputy Shannon Neil and Investigator James Sanders went to a residence on Jewel Store Road looking for 42-year-old Jason Neil Rice, who was wanted for a Failure to Appear charge in Obion County.
McGowan says Rice tried to elude capture by going past the deputies on a motorcycle, but was blocked by one of the patrol cars. He then tried to drive through a ditch, but was knocked off the motorcycle by the deputies and was taken into custody after a brief struggle.
Captain McGowan says Rice was in possession of four grams of methamphetamine when he was captured.
After seeing a shotgun in the house through an open door, deputies obtained a search warrant and in addition to the shotgun, officers found three grams of meth and four grams of marijuana.
Rice is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine for Distribution, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Possession of Schedule Two Drugs, Simple Possession of Marijuana, and Evading Arrest.
McGowan says a hold was placed on Rice by Obion County where he was wanted on charges of Aggravated Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Evading Arrest from an incident in 2018.