Cekhia Coleman flees police after alleged vehicle break-ins at Landing Flats Apartments

18-year-old Cekhia Coleman was caught attempting to flee police after an incident that had occurred near Dr Martin Luther King Jr Avenue on April 21st. When officers arrived, they spoke with Justin Allen, a security guard for the Landing Flats Apartments. Allen advised police that a white Nissan Altima was responsible for breaking into vehicles in the garage of Landing Flats Apartments. Officers located the vehicle, conducted a traffic stop, and demanded the driver to stop. Coleman then put the car in drive and drove off. Officers eventually got the vehicle to stop and took Coleman into custody. Upon being taken into custody, officers smelled a strong smell of marijuana coming from the car as well as smoke leaving the vehicle. Upon officers searching the vehicle, they found 28.7 grams of marijuana underneath the front passenger seat. Coleman was taken into custody for evading arrest.


Cekhia Coleman was booked into the Shelby County Jail on April 21st, charged with evading arrest. She was released on her own recognizance.

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