Drug bust leads to standoff; one suspect still at large
By Staff Reports (Columbus, GA)
Columbus authorities are searching this morning for 26-year-old Brandon Reese. Reese is wanted in connection to a drug investigation.
The Metro Narcotics investigation unfolded in dramatic fashion in East Columbus this afternoon. An investigation was underway at Liberty Gas Station on the corner of Macon Road and Avalon Drive when police say two suspects jumped into a car and hit a Sheriff's Deputy who was taken to the hospital to be evaluated. The Deputy is expected to be treated and released.
Meanwhile, a third suspect fled to a house on Yates Drive.
Police surrounded the home on Yates Drive but after hours of trying to make contact entered the home only to find the suspect had left the scene.
Police did apprehend the two suspects attempting to make a getaway and charged the driver with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer. They are also facing drug charges.