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Marcus Graham (Source: Jeff Davis Co. Sheriff's Office) Marcus Graham (Source: Jeff Davis Co. Sheriff's Office)
JEFF DAVIS CO., GA (WTOC) -

A man wanted on charges in Chatham County is arrested in Jeff Davis County.

Jeff Davis County deputies responded to a theft investigation on Smith Street in Denton to speak with Marcus Ashley Graham.

Graham was talking to deputies but then ran, according to the sheriff's office . He was spotted a few minutes into the search, by a resident walking near Williams Drive in Denton. Deputies were notified and he was taken into custody.

After Graham was secured at the Jeff Davis County Detention Center, deputies discovered he left behind evidence in the back seat of a patrol car. A red pack of cigarettes, a smoking device and a small ziptop bag with suspected marijuana were found, according to the sheriff's office.

Graham later told Jeff Davis County investigator Jamie Taylor the reason he ran was because there was an active warrant out on him out of Port Wentworth.

Graham had been on the run since October from Port Wentworth police, according to the sheriff's office.

He is being held in the Jeff Davis County Detention Center on charges of obstructing a law enforcement officer, possession of a drug related object and possession of marijuana.

Graham will appear before the Jeff Davis County magistrate judge in a bond hearing and will await extradition to Chatham County to answer charges of contempt of state court.

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