Last Friday, deputies were dispatched by Chattooga 911 to a call about a fight at the Sequoyah Motel located at 12384 Highway 27 in Summerville.
When deputies arrived, they were told that one of the male subjects, identified as forty-six-year-old Barry Chambers, had fled the scene and was hiding across the highway at the Chevron gas station.
Witnesses on the scene told deputies that Chambers was intoxicated.
Deputies went across Highway 27 to the Cheveron Station at the corner of Dot Johnson Drive and checked the area. Deputies found Mr. Chambers laying in the railroad tracks behind the gas station. When deputies approached Chambers, he got up and started walking away from the deputies. When a deputy told Chambers to stop, he reportedly told the officer “no” and kept walking. Chambers left the railroad tracks and went into the backyard of a nearby residence. He then crossed Highway 27 back to the motel where a deputy was waiting for him and placed him under arrest.
Chambers was booked into the Chattooga County Jail on charges of public drunkenness and obstruction of law enforcement.