UPDATED @ 10:25 PM CST DEVELOPING STORY: ABBEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN PURSUIT OF VEHICLESandra Stokes Walden
Posted by: Sandra Walden
Date: Sep 18 2012 6:15 PM
Abbeville Police Chief Mike Jones is reported to have chased a vehicle that is stolen. The chase is reported to have gone toward Ft. Gaines, Ga.
Ft. Gaines Police and Clay County Sheriff's Department picked up the chase as it entered Georgia. It is reported to have gone toward Albany, Ga.
We understand the car has been stopped in Camilla, GA. We will update as more details become available.
UPDATED @ 10:25 PM CST
We just spoke with Ft. Gaines Georgia Police Chief Starling concerning the chase. After a 61 mile chase by Ft. Gaines Georgia Police Officer Andrew Brown and a Deputy from Clay County Sheriff Department, the chase ended with one registered sex offender on a stolen vehicle was apprehended.
The hcase ended in Camilla Georgia when Matthew Daniel Bozell finally wrecked in Camilla. Bozell was transported to a Albany Georgia hospital where he was treated for injuries and then transported to the Miller County Jail. Miller County houses the inmates for Ft. Gaines and Clay County Georgia.
The vehicle was stolen from Palmetto Florida.
The chase started when Abbeville Police Chief Mike Jones attempted to apprehend the suspect and he fled from Henry County into Ft. Gaines and beyond. Chief Starling told me the name of the Clay County Deputy but I failed to get it written down. The 62 mile chase was successful in the alleged bad guy was apprehended and no innocent persons were injured.
HATS OFF to Abbeville, Ft. Gaines Georgia Police, Clay County Sheriff and all agencies involved.
Also note: Clay County Sheriff Roger Shivers agency dispatches for 4 or 5 Georgia agencies from Ft. Gaines. This allows officers and agencies to save money and have direct communications with each agency. GOOD JOB to Chief Starling and all involved.