South Atlanta man arrested after fleeing from police
by Rachel Gray
March 13, 2014 12:00 AM | 1781 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Abraham Sotomayer
Abraham Sotomayer
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SMYRNA — A man from south Atlanta was arrested early Saturday morning after Smyrna Police say he threw drug paraphernalia out of a car window and fled from officers.

Abraham Sotomayer of Forrest Park was a passenger in the front seat of a vehicle during a traffic stop on Saturday at 4:30 a.m.

According to the warrant, Sotomayer threw a rolled-up dollar bill containing a white powdery substance out of the window and it landed on the sidewalk.

The warrant stated a search of the vehicle also revealed a small black scale in the front passenger area.

Smyrna Police also found a small notebook with clothing names written in Spanish with large monetary values and equations written next to the notations, the warrant said.

“Drug dealers and cartels often use ledgers to keep track of business,” the warrant said, using nicknames or other terms “in order to mask the true nature of the information.”

According to the warrant, Sotomayer also possessed “a small black statue resembling the deity Santa Muerta … who is prayed to by Mexican and Latin American cartels and drug dealers.”

While Sotomayer was being escorted by officers into the Smyrna jail, he slipped one arm out of the handcuffs and ran away on foot, according to the warrant.

The warrant stated “he jumped down an embankment and damaged a police vehicle, leaving scratches and damage to the paint.”

After the foot chase, Sotomayer was captured. He faces seven charges, including felony possession of cocaine and willful obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

Sotomayer was not granted a bond and remains in jail.

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