Man Charged Heavily After Running From Police

Cody Ledbetter

A Manchester man is being held in the Coffee County jail on a bond of $115,000 after leading deputies on a chase around the Coffee County Justice Center Friday morning(June 15). Cody Ledbetter, of Commodore Drive in Manchester, is charged with initiation of the process intended to result in manufacture of methamphetamines, possession of drug paraphernalia, evading arrest and violation of probation. According to a report by Deputy Sgt. James Sherrill, Ledbetter was seen in the lobby of the jail leaving a phone card for an inmate in the jail. When Sherrill told he him he was under arrest for violation of probation, Ledbetter took off running from the jail. Sherrill and several others gave pursuit for three blocks before losing him. While the deputy was searching his car he found components for producing meth. Later Friday morning, Sgt. Sherrill received information that Ledbetter was at a residence on South Franklin Street in Tullahoma.
Sherrill along with deputies took Ledbetter into custody and placed him in the Coffee County Jail.