Police capture convicted felon stuck in drainage ditch


This convicted felon is now back behind bars following a rather unusual series of unfortunate events (for him) yesterday.

Joe Hobson Jr., suspected of trafficking narcotics out of the Hunting Creek neighborhood in Conyers, was located by a Conyers Police Detective yesterday and a traffic stop was conducted on Interstate 20. During the stop, Hobson fled the scene and onto DiversiTech’s property, 1665 Dogwood Dr SW.

With the assistance of Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office a perimeter was set and nearly two hours later Corporal Cook and Lieutenant Carson located Hobson’s feet protruding from a cold, muddy drainage creek where he had buried himself and become stuck.

Rockdale Fire Rescue did a fantastic job safely extracting Hobson from an extremely dangerous predicament. He was transported by National EMS to the hospital and confined to Rockdale County Jail before the night was over.

Hobson is being charged with possession of 29 grams of cocaine, 7 grams methamphetamine, 12 ounces of marijuana, oxycodine, liquid codine, two handguns (one stolen out of Covington) and had $4,000 cash.

Thank you to all that supported the manhunt in the rain yesterday and we are thankful for the successful outcome.


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