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Man Arrested After Low Speed Chase


While patrolling the area of Bordeaux Road on July 28, a Drew County Sheriff's Department deputy observed a car, a blue Chrysler Cruiser, that was stopped in the middle of the road. When the deputy activated his emergency lights and attempted to exit his patrol vehicle, the vehicle started moving and the driver put his left hand out the window and started waving and yelling. The driver of the Chrysler, who was later identified to be Henri Lee, age 61 of Monticello, was ordered to stop the car but he did not comply and continued to travel north at a speeds of 20-30 miles per hour. The deputy followed in pursuit until a second Drew County deputy approached the vehicle from the opposite direction and stopped Lee.

After being detained, deputies asked Lee why he didn't stop. He replied that he had an emergency at home and had to hurry up and get home to his wife. While performing a pat-down search of Lee, deputies discovered a glass tube that is typically used for smoking drugs, a clear baggie containing a white rock-like substance believed to be crack cocaine, and clear plastic bag with a clothes pin inside on his person.

Lee was arrested and transported to the Drew County Detention facility where he was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lee was given a bond of $1,000. He is currently being held in the detention facility for an old warrant from McGehee Police Department.

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