An early morning complaint about a fight in a gas station parking lot led to a high-speed pursuit Monday on Gordon Highway.
Deputies were sent to the Circle K at 1947 Gordon Highway around 1 a.m. to break up the fight. The reporting deputy said he saw a black car pulling away from the pumps and motioned for it to stop.
The car’s driver, Ladon Brantley Burley, appeared “very nervous” and drove away when the deputy asked Burley to step out of the car for officer safety, a Richmond County sheriff’s report says.
Deputies gave chase at a “high rate of speed” before Burley pulled over at the Waffle House at 2057 Gordon Highway, a report says. Burley said he was nervous because he had a half-rolled marijuana blunt in the car, which he tossed out the window during the chase, according to a report. Burley, 27, of the 2300 block of Canberra Court, was taken to jail and issued citations for fleeing, attempting to elude and reckless driving.