A man accused of burglary in Bibb County led Bulloch County law enforcement on a two-day chase before he was apprehended Thursday.
Timothy Rogers, 21, Macon, faces charges of obstruction and felony theft by taking, as well as outstanding Bibb County warrants for burglary, said Bulloch County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jared Akins.
The chase began Wednesday around 3:15 p.m. after sheriff’s patrol deputies responded to the Gabbie's Run area after a 911 call from a woman who said she was being held against her will in a vehicle, he said.
Deputies found the Chevrolet S-10 traveling on Harville Road and attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver, Rogers, fled from deputies in a chase which ended at Highway 67 and Interstate 16.
“At the interchange, the female was able to jump from the vehicle, and Rogers abandoned the truck and fled on foot,” Akins said. “An extensive search by deputies failed to locate Rogers, and the female victim was taken to East Georgia Regional Medical Center with minor injuries.”
A check resulted in law enforcement learning Rogers was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force for multiple offenses committed in Macon, including the burglary of a Bibb County Board of Education building, he said.
A lookout was posted for Rogers, who assumedly slept in the woods, according to a lookout post by the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office. He was again spotted Thursday near the same spot he abandoned the truck the night before. "Patrol deputies, (Statesboro-Bulloch) Crime Suppression Team members, troopers with the Georgia State Patrol, and U.S. Marshals Task Force investigators responded and pursued Rogers over several miles of rural terrain,” Akins said. “The Georgia State Patrol’s aviation unit also responded to assist.
Sometime Thursday afternoon, Rogers stole an ATV from a residence near Nevils before abandoning it and running on foot again, he said.
“A quick-thinking citizen spotted Rogers and relayed that information to deputies, who used the helicopter to pin Rogers down, allowing other to effect his arrest near Nevils Daisy Road.”
Rogers was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where he is held without bond.
“The cooperation of all agencies and the help of citizens in the Nevils community were responsible for making the capture of Rogers possible,” Akins said. “The stolen ATV was recovered and returned to its rightful owner.”