VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - On Friday, July 28, the Valdosta Police received a report from Scott Bennett stating his car had been stolen in the 200 block of Wisenbaker Lane.
The stolen car was seen on I-75 by a Cook County Deputy on Tuesday, August 8. Officials say the car entered into Lowndes County and deputies entered a pursuit with the car .
The driver exited the interstate and traveled towards Valdosta city limits. The driver and the deputy eventually wrecked both their cars.
On Wednesday, August 9, VPD Burglary Unit detectives interviewed the subjects and their investigation revealed that Bennett lied about his car being stolen.
Detectives obtained evidence that Bennett had traded his vehicle for illegal narcotics.
Bennett was arrested at his residence and charged with False Statement-(FELONY) and False Report of a Crime-(Misdemeanor).