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Suspect in burglaries leads deputies on chase
by Chuck Thompson
Aug 14, 2014 | 1402 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Investigator Kenny Allen searches Derrick Johnson’s vehicle before it is towed. The suspect fled on foot after getting two flat tires.
Investigator Kenny Allen searches Derrick Johnson’s vehicle before it is towed. The suspect fled on foot after getting two flat tires.
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Jones County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a suspect in several area burglaries following a car and foot chase last Friday morning.

Sheriff’s investigator Kenny Allen reported that Derrick Antwoine Johnson, 46, of Macon, was arrested and is being held on charges of fleeing and attempting to elude police, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license, along with three counts of burglary.

It was reported last week that a man was being sought in three burglaries in Jones County. Deputies had witness descriptions of the suspect and a gray Ford Focus he had been seen driving.

Allen said that a concerned citizen reported a suspicious vehicle, and a sheriff’s investigator and patrol deputy spotted the vehicle, a white Ford pickup truck, on Gray Highway near Joycliff Road about 11 a.m. and attempted to make a traffic stop.

The driver fled, and the deputies pursued him down Joycliff Road to New Clinton Road and onto Shurling Drive in Macon, Allen said. The driver jumped out of the truck when it blew two tires and ran into a wooded area, but the deputies were able to follow on foot and quickly apprehend Johnson.

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