DECATUR — A 28-year-old Decatur man was arrested Monday after police said tried to flee officers on foot and was found in possession of more than 50 grams of cannabis and a revolver. 

A signed police affidavit said officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1200 block of North Monroe Street just after 5 p.m. The man stopped, got out of the car and ran west on Monroe, the affidavit said. 

The officer pursued the man, who ignored several commands to stop, and eventually apprehended him in the 1100 block of North Pine Street, the affidavit said.

During the pursuit, the man took off a backpack he was wearing and hid it behind a house in the 600 block of West Leafland Avenue, the affidavit said. The bag contained 57.6 grams of cannabis, empty plastic baggies and a revolver, the affidavit said. 

The man was arrested on preliminary charges of armed violence, being an armed habitual criminal, possession of weapon by a felon, resisting arrest and manufacturing and delivering between 30 to 500 grams of cannabis. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office.

The man was being held in the Macon County Jail on Tuesday in lieu of $250,000 bond Tuesday and is due in court Aug. 15. 

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Contact Jaylyn Cook at (217) 421-7980. Follow him on Twitter: @jaylyn_HR


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