A car chase Tuesday night ended in the arrest of two entering auto suspects, but Bulloch County Sheriff's deputies are seeking a third offender who escaped arrest by fleeing on foot.
Deputies arrested Cornelius Di'Jon Roberts, 18, Cab Drive, Sylvania, and Fabolous Tevin Zamar Mills, 19, Fifth Avenue, Sylvania, after finding reportedly stolen items in their vehicle. However, they are still looking for Martese Daquann Williams, age unavailable, Waters Grove Road, Sylvania, on outstanding warrants of felony theft by receiving stolen property, said Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson.
Bulloch County Sheriff's Deputy Clay Williams responded around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday to a Pretoria Lane resident, who reported items stolen from a vehicle, he said. Later, around 1 a.m. Wednesday, Deputy Jeff Thompson spotted a suspicious vehicle on Pretoria Lane.
"Once the occupants of the car saw (Thompson's) patrol unit, they left the area at a high rate of speed," Anderson said.
Thompson gave chase and tried to conduct a traffic stop on the car, but "the driver continued to flee in attempts to avoid contact with law enforcement," he said. "Deputy Thompson was finally able to stop the vehicle in the Berkshire Subdivision off Burkhalter Road approximately a mile from Pretoria Lane."
Roberts was driving the car, and Thompson arrested him on charges of fleeing/attempt to elude. But a check of the car revealed "several items of property found in the car the driver advised did not belong to him," Anderson said. "The passenger (Mills) was also taken into custody for the investigation into the entering auto case."Thompson learned that Williams had also been a passenger, but fled the area on foot before he was caught, he said.
Roberts and Mills were each charged with entering auto and were taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where they are being held without bond. "The investigation is turned over to Inv. Bill Black, and further charges are pending," he said. "Warrants have been issued for Williams for entering auto and felony theft by receiving stolen property."
Anyone with information about Williams' whereabouts is asked to contact the Bulloch County Sheriff's Department, he said. Williams is a black male, standing around 6'2", weighing around 180 pounds and lives on Waters Grove Road in Sylvania, he said.
"Anyone with information, please contact the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office dispatch at 764-1771 and request to speak with a warrants deputy."
Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.