A man who fled from deputies last month, resulting in damage to several patrol cars, was apprehended Sunday after yet another chase.
Carl William Andrus III fled June 15 after a Bulloch County sheriff's deputy tried to stop him for a traffic violation. The chase ended after one deputy wrecked and several others caused minor damage to patrol cars while pursuing Andrus into a pine tree thicket after a lengthy chase.
Sunday, a tip led deputies to a Franklin Road home, where Andrus, 30, was located, said Bulloch County Sheriff Noel Brown.
Andrus, of English Oaks Boulevard, fled on foot into some woods Sunday, but deputies and Bulloch County K9 units captured him and took him to the Bulloch County Jail, he said.
June 15, Deputy Michael Lewis attempted to stop Andrus, who was wanted on an outstanding probation violation warrant from Glynn County, for a traffic violation. When Andrus did not stop, Lewis and several other deputies gave chase, covering a large portion of the county around Old River Road South, Clito and Statesboro (Mill Creek Park vicinity). Georgia State Patrol, including the GSP aviation unit (helicopters), assisted on the hours-long search, but Andrus was not located.
Sunday, the chase was on foot, and sheriff's investigators, deputies and K9 units soon brought Andrus into custody, Brown said.
Andrus has a history of fleeing from law enforcement and dodged deputies in a similar chase in 2012.
Charged with what Brown called "a laundry list" of offenses stemming from the June chase, Andrus also faces pending additional charges from Sunday's encounter, he said.
The case remains under investigation, but Andrus is currently charged with improper use of center turn lane, failure to signal turns or lane changes, fleeing/attempt to elude (two counts), reckless driving (two counts), failure to maintain lane, driving on the wrong side of the roadway (two counts), stop sign violation (four counts) and obstruction (two counts).
He is also charged with suspended license, too fast for conditions (two counts), seat belt violation, improper passing, improper turn, failure to yield when entering roadway, failure to yield when turning left, aggressive driving, improper backing; , criminal trespass, passing in a no-passing zone, passing within
200 feet of oncoming traffic and following too closely.
He is being held without bond in the Bulloch County Jail as the investigation continues, Brown said.
Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.