Jonie Chapman

Jonie Chapman

 

Logan Trammel

Logan Trammel

By Patrick Yost, Editor

By Patrick Yost Editor A brief manhunt that included both the Greene County and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office canine units ended Tuesday morning after the suspect turned himself into Morgan County authorities. Logan Isaac Trammel, 23, Madison, turned himself into the Morgan County Detention Center at 2 a.m. Tuesday, reports state, after authorities from the three counties had searched for Trammel Monday afternoon and into the evening.

According to Capt. Chris Bish, Criminal Investigations Division, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, Trammel has been wanted on a probation violation for the past 10 days. Bish said on two occasions authorities attempted to serve an arrest warrant for Trammel but he “absconded both times.”

The warrant alleges that Trammel violated parole for a conviction stemming from Rockdale County. At noon on Monday Trammel fled from an Eatonton Road residence into a wooded area after attempts to serve the warrant. At 9 p.m. that night authorities again attempted to serve the warrant and arrest Trammel at a residence on south Eatonton Road but he took a family members car and fled. Bish said Trammel wrecked the vehicle near Bethany Church Road and Seven Islands Road.

Morgan County authorities contacted Putnam County authorities and requested a canine unit at the crash site. The unit worked until midnight but failed to find Trammel. In connection with Trammel’s arrest, Bish said, Jonie Loraine Chapman, 36, was also arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and hindering the apprehension of a fugitive.

Bish said deputies allegedly discovered multiple zip lock bags containing suspected methamphetamine in Chapman’s purse. Bish said during one of the apprehension attempts, Chapman allegedly attempted to aid Trammel by giving him a ride in a vehicle. Deputies stopped the vehicle driven by Chapman to search for Trammel and she was consequently arrested, he said.