Brian Peeks of Columbus was arrested once again by Lowndes County Deputies late Friday night after he refused to pull over for a traffic stop. He led authorities on a brief chase before the truck he was driving crashed on Lehmburg Road just under the Highway 82 overpass. Sheriff’s Deputy Mary Hudgins attempted to pull Peeks over on the bypass near the Military Road exit just before Midnight Friday. Peeks immediately sped up and drove the Nissan Titan up to the Highway 50 exit and continued through the West Lehmburg Extension at speeds reportedly in excess of 80 MPH. When Peeks took a sharp left turn North on Lehmburg, he lost control of the pickup and blew out a tire on a curb. The truck, which Peek said he had borrowed from a friend, suffered moderate damage to the passenger side fender from the wreck. [Luckily, Peeks copy of Packet 973 survived intact, and was found sitting against the windshield on the dashboard. – CK]
Deputy Hudgins arrived on scene within seconds, closely followed by Columbus Police. Peeks was taken into custody and vociferously pleaded for his release:
“Ya’ll can’t arrest me for this!! I didn’t do nuthin!?? It wasn’t even my fault,” Peeks exclaimed.
Peeks attempted to convey to the arresting officers that the gas pedal of the truck got stuck, and that if he got arrested, he would “get 10 years for this sh*#.” Authorities noted that gas pedal did not seem stuck when he prepared the truck to be moved [It possibly may have become “unstuck” when he hit the curb. – CK].
Metro-Narotics Agent Archie Williams arrived minutes later to search the car for contraband. Williams was quite familiar with the notorious suspect, having arrested Peeks for Methamphetamines on multiple occasions, as well as another incident featured in an issue of The Packet of July 2010:
Williams was responding to reports that a truck had spun its tires on Main St. and 22nd St. and had broken a window at The Salvation Army Thrift Store. When Columbus Police Officer Greg Harsted arrived in the area, he was directed by witnesses to Roberston’s garage, just down the block. As Harsted arrived on scene, Peeks and another suspect fled on foot. Agent Williams arrived in the area quickly and used his jaguar-like speed to catch Peeks. After a brief investigation, it turned out that the truck that Peeks was driving (and that had flung the rock), had been stolen from Phillips Contracting the night before. Peeks was then charged with Possession of Stolen Property. He had just been released from jail just two weeks prior for a Methamphetamine charge.
Peeks arrest record-including the charges from Friday night- totals 88 charges(current records going back to 1998).
Some of the charges he was arrested for include: Contempt of Court, Domestic Violence (3 offenses), Fleeing a Police Officer , Possession of Meth, Grand Larceny, Manufacturing Meth, Stolen Property, Public Drunk, Aggravated Assault, Probation Violation, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct and multiple arrests for DUI- [Three Times for 1st Offense(including this Friday), Two times for 2nd offense DUI.] Peeks was also wanted in Georgia for an outstanding warrant, but Georgia authorities declined to extradite him. In fairness to Mr. Peeks, The Packet was unable to decipher which charges he has been convicted of as of press time.0