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      Valdosta man arrested after not stopping for officers

      A drug investigation based on numerous complaints in a Valdosta neighborhood has led to an arrest after a man failed to stop for narcotics officers. / Valdosta Police Department

      A drug investigation based on numerous complaints in a Valdosta neighborhood has led to an arrest after a man failed to stop for narcotics officers.

      According to officials with the Valdosta Police Department, Raymond Battle was in a white Chrysler Sebring and would not stop for officers during the investigation on North Troup Street.

      It was later discovered that Battle drove through the front yard of a residence on Ponderosa Drive and damaged a fence.

      Battle fled from the vehicle and ran north through a drainage ditch and onto train tracks, later being apprehended in a marshy area nearby according to detectives.

      Battle has been charged with violation of probation, four counts of failure to stop at a stop sign, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, failure to maintain lane and interference with an officer.
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