|Published: 9:32 AM, 01/02/2013
||Last updated: 9:45 AM, 01/02/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-A Madisonville man
was arrested early Friday morning after he refused to stop for law enforcement, then allegedly
tried to wreck several police cruisers.
Cody Yates said he was sitting in the First Baptist Church parking lot around 1:30 a.m. when a red
Ford Probe came up Walnut Street at a high rate of speed, crossed College Street, then sped up as
it the driver turned the lights off.
Yates gave chase, keeping
up with the dark car by watching for brake lights as the driver made his way down Warren Street,
turned onto New Highway 68, then immediately turned onto Community Drive.
Yates lost the car briefly on Hill Loop, then found it again and chased
it back onto Community Drive and onto New Highway 68. Other officers had joined the chase by this
time and the driver, later identified as Philip Lawrence Goca, locked up his brakes and attempted
to wreck his pursuers.
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