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Burglary suspects lead authorities on high-speed chase


Two people are behind bars for leading police on a dangerous high speed chase after fleeing the scene of a burglary Tuesday.

It all started with a report of a burglary in Bulloch County and ended with a pit maneuver at Ash Branch Road and Harry Hagan Road in Bryan County, .

Just after 2:30 p.m., Bryan County deputies spotted a maroon Honda that was last seen leaving a home on Sink Hole Road in Bulloch county.

"A male suspect and female suspect fled the deputies with a small child in the back seat down Sink Hole Road onto Georgia 119, heading southbound into Bryan county," said Pembroke Police Sgt. Matt Lynn. "Bryan County deputies broke the chase off in fear of the child being in the back seat, hoping the driver would slow down."

He didn't. A Pembroke police officer clocked the Honda going 105 mph down Georgia 119 near Bryan County High School.

"Once we reached the city limits of Pembroke, Chief Mark Crowe led the pursuit," said Sgt. Lynn. "He went around the suspect vehicle. When he went around the vehicle the suspect held his hands in the air and slowed to a slow speed, like he was giving up and he would be taken into custody without much of a struggle."

Police say the driver then pressed on his accelerator, leading police on another chase through several residential areas until the suspect got back onto Georgia 119.

"As he approached this stop sign behind us, he slowed to 35-45 mph. Chief Crowe then got an opportunity to safely pit the vehicle," said Sgt. Lynn. "It ended up coming back and struck him on driver side of the car."

The car finally came to a stop. The driver was taken to Bulloch County jail on charges of burglary, assault on an officer and reckless driving. The driver did not have a license or registration, according to authorities. 

When officers moved in on the car, they discovered the woman's 5-year-old child sitting in the back seat without a seat belt. 

The female passenger was taken to Bryan County jail on charges of fleeing police. The child is waiting at the Bryan County jail to be picked up by the father who lives in Richmond Hill. 

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