ALBANY, Ga. -- A man believed to have been the suspect who led drug agents on a chase through downtown Albany after they attempted to serve a search warrant on his home, has surrendered, officials say.
Maceo Hayes, 42, surrendered to police Saturday.
Hayes is facing a laundry list of charges that stem from an April 23 incident in which he spotted Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit agents pulling up to his apartment on the 200 block of Roosevelt Alley and sped off, prompting a chase that meandered through downtown before Hayes was able to lose the agents in the Rawson Circle neighborhood.
During the chase, Hayes reportedly tossed table-top scales from his vehicle. The scales are commonly used to weigh drugs, ADDU Commander Maj. Bill Berry said.
After leading agents up and down Jefferson Street, Pine Avenue, and Davis Street, the suspect was able to duck into the Rawson Circle neighborhood and elude police. Later that day, Berry said that agents found the blue Dodge Avenger Hayes was believed to be driving at the Winn Dixie on U.S. Highway 19 North in Lee County, but Hayes was not around.
"While he was blowing through just about every intersection, stop sign and red light, we had to slow down and go through the intersections safely, and he just pulled away and then turned on Fourth Avenue and went into the Rawson Circle area and just vanished," Berry said.
According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Hayes has a lengthy previous criminal history.
In Dougherty County, he has previous convictions for simple battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, criminal damage to property, burglary and three separate convictions for cocaine possession. He's been convicted of cocaine possession in Lee County and burglary in Muscogee County, according to the GADOC website.