The pedestrian who was struck by a truck on Lake Wanda Reita Road earlier last month was part of a drug deal that went awry, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s information.
Taite Davidson, 24, of Summerville, was struck by a dark-colored Chevrolet crew cab pickup around 3:40 p.m. on Aug. 9.
Sheriff Mark Schrader said there are three people involved, including Davidson.
Davidson was talking to the driver, Jaycob M. Parish, of 259 Hinton Street, Summerville, when suddenly the truck bolted back toward the road.
During the process, Davidson was struck.
“The front driver’s side tire ran over Davidson,” Sheriff Schrader said.
Lifeforce helicopter was called and transported Davidson to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.
New information has surfaced that alleges Davidson, Parish and 23-year-old Brandon Lee Brown were involved in a drug deal that took an unexpected turn.
“[Davidson] did commit the listed offense when he conspired to sell 20 Oxycodone pills to Jaycob Parish. [Davidson] arranged the meeting with Mr. Parish and discussed payment for the pills prior to the meeting. The transaction never came about because the offender was robbed. The pills were taken and not bought,” Investigator Wendell Flood stated.
Parrish was charged with possession of Oxycodone pills and conspiracy to purchase a controlled substance.
Sheriff’s Investigator Wendell Flood found the pills in Parrish’s right front pants pocket, according to sheriff’s information.
Davidson, 24, of Trion, was arrested for conspiracy to sell a scheduled II controlled substance.
“[Brown] did commit the listed offense when he conspired with Jaycob Parrish to rob Taite Davidson. The offender and Mr. Parrish arranged a drug buy meeting with the victim. [Brown] and Mr. Parrish came up with a plan of how to rob the victim. [Brown] was present when the victim got robbed but did not actually partake in the crime,” Investigator Wendell Flood stated.
Brown is being charged with conspiracy to commit robbery for an accident that happened on Aug. 9 at 3:25 p.m., according to a police report.