Columbia County authorities arrested on drugs and weapons charges a driver who led deputies on a high-speed chase in Martinez Friday afternoon.
Shortly before 2 p.m. Friday, Columbia and Richmond County deputies went to the home of Joshua David Chosewood, 22, at his home off Old Trail Road West, after receiving a tip about methamphetamine, said Columbia County Sheriff's Office Staff Sgt. Mike Williamson.
Even before the deputies approached him, Chosewood got in his Pontiac Vibe and drove away at speeds up to 100 mph, Williamson said.
As other deputies joined the chase, Chosewood took Flowing Wells Road to Columbia Road, and was seen throwing several items out of the window of his vehicle, Williamson said.
Chosewood eventually drove into the Hillbrook neighborhood and into the driveway of his mother's home on Forest Drive, where he was taken into custody.
Deputies found about two grams of methamphetamine and a handgun among the items they say Chosewood threw from his vehicle, Williamson said.
He has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and also has two active warrants for parole violations, Williamson said.
No one was injured in the chase, but the Chosewood's vehicle struck several items, including mailboxes and trash cans, during the chase.
Investigators were searching Chosewood's home this afternoon, and further charges could be pending, Williamson said.
Chosewood has previous arrests dating back to 2008 for aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, forgery, criminal damage to property and probation violations, said Columbia County Sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.