Georgia State Patrol troopers are seeking a suspect who escaped from custody Sunday night after a pursuit that ended in a crash.
DeCarlos Mack, 19, of Brunswick, fled in handcuffs after a trooper placed him in a patrol car and went to locate a passenger who had also fled, said GSP Post 45 Commander Sgt. Chris Rhodewalt.
The trooper spotted Mack speeding at 80 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone, and switched on blue lights to pull him over, he said.
But Mack fled, driving “up and down” Veteran’s Memorial Parkway between Lanier Drive and Highway 67, finally turning into the Garden District Apartments.
The trooper attempted a PIT (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver to stop him, but was unsuccessful, Rhodewalt said.
Mack then crashed into a parked car and both he and an unknown passenger fled on foot, with GSP troopers and Statesboro police following. One officer deployed a Taser, and eventually Mack was captured, handcuffed, and placed in the back seat of the patrol car, he said.
Troopers and officers then turned to locate the fleeing passenger. While they did so, Mack somehow opened the patrol car door and escaped, still in handcuffs, he said.
Rhodewalt said there were no outstanding warrants on Mack at the time, but he was on parole for a previous offense.
If anyone has information on Mack’s whereabouts, please contact GSP Post 45 at 912-688-6999.