Residents living near the Adabell and Old Bowen Store area were warned Wednesday afternoon to be on the lookout for a man who fled Georgia State Patrol troopers earlier.
GSP troopers and Bulloch County Sheriff’s deputies assisted in the search, including use of a GSP helicopter, to locate the yet-unidentified man who fled from a trooper during a traffic stop, said GSP Post 45 Commander Sg. Brad Mosher.
The search for the suspect was stopped late Wednesday, according to Chief Deputy Jared Akins with the Sheriff’s Office.
The man was clocked speeding on Interstate 16, but refused to stop for pursuing troopers, and drove to the Old Bowen Store/Adabell road area, where a trooper performed a PIT (precision immobilization technique) maneuver to stop him, Mosher said.
The man’s car crashed and overturned, but he fled from the vehicle as it came to a rest, taking refuge in a cornfield, Mosher said.
An hours-long search was unsuccessful, but a resident in the area notified law enforcement that he saw the suspect, with an exact description as the man who fled, walk out of the field, he said.
The helicopter search resumed, and residents were advised to be alert, lock doors and report any suspicious activity or persons.