Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies were conducting speed enforcement on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard when they witnessed a Honda Accord going 60 mph in the 30 mph zone. This happened near the intersection of Hazel Street at 11:37 a.m.
Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and attempted to make contact with the driver, 24-year-old Eric Bruce Haynes Jr. of Macon. Haynes pulled into a parking lot of 1194 MLK, ABC Liquor Store, exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Deputies were able to detain Haynes after a short chase and struggle where Haynes was tased by deputies.
Deputies located a large bag of Marijuana in the vehicle along with a smaller bag containing Ecstasy pills and a digital scale. The Marijuana was approximately sixteen and a half ounces and there were twelve Ecstasy pills.
Haynes was taken to the Bibb County Jail and charged with Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Obstruction of a Peace Officer, Speeding and Violation of Conditions of Limited Permit (Lerner Permit). He is being held without bond at this time.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.