Georgia city official arrested, accused of pushing trooper

Crime & Safety

CORDELE, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia elected official has been charged with felony obstruction of law enforcement after police say he interfered in the investigation of a fatal accident.

Cordele City Commissioner Royce Reeves Sr. was arrested on Thursday after trying to reach the scene of a crash involving a motorcycle and a car.

Police say he was trying to use his position to get through roadblocks. Reeves was charged with a felony after a state trooper said Reeves pushed him.

Royce remained jailed in Crisp County Friday with bail set at $2,500. It’s unclear if Reeves has a lawyer to speak for him.

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