Man leads Milton cops on foot chase

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MILTON, Ga. – A 21-year-old man was arrested Sept. 19 after allegedly leading a police officer on a foot chase.

Police say they received reports of music and voices coming from a vacant home on Weatherwood Circle. When they arrived, they spotted a person sitting on the porch, allegedly smoking marijuana. When the officer approached the suspect, the man ran, ignoring orders to stop.

The officer followed him into some woods and along a creek, where the officer fell and lost the trail. A search of the area turned up a resident at Sweet Briar Cliff who said the suspect’s description matched that of his son. James Elliott Hughes, 21, of Sweet Briar Court, Milton, was found in the home, wet and covered in mud.

Hughes was arrested for obstruction and possession of drug-related paraphernalia.