Suspects hide, but can't escape - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Suspects hide, but can't escape

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • VPD investigating case of shots fired outside a Valdosta home

    VPD investigating case of shots fired outside a Valdosta home

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:25:58 GMT
    At 2:35 a.m. Monday, 23 year-old Shakendra Battles was standing outside her home at 1808 N. Lee Street with two other people when a black car drove by and fired multiple shots in the direction of the house.
    More >>
    At 2:35 a.m. Monday, 23 year-old Shakendra Battles was standing outside her home at 1808 N. Lee Street with two other people when a black car drove by and fired multiple shots in the direction of the house.

    More >>
  • Wanted Cordele man now in custody

    Wanted Cordele man now in custody

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:09:06 GMT
    Cordele police were looking for Meddrico Glover, but they now have him in custody.More >>
    Cordele police were looking for Meddrico Glover, but they now have him in custody.More >>
  • Three arrested after high-speed police chase

    Three arrested after high-speed police chase

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:42:04 GMT
    Around 2:00 AM today in Rochelle, Wilcox Co Deputies tried to pull over a car for moving violations, but the driver took off, and a chase ensued down 280 into Cordele.More >>
    Around 2:00 AM today in Rochelle, Wilcox Co Deputies tried to pull over a car for moving violations, but the driver took off, and a chase ensued down 280 into Cordele.More >>

By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A search for a burglary suspect led police to a home where two suspects were holed up inside.

They didn't chose just any hiding spot. They got rather creative, but police still got the best of them.

Police spent a little over an hour waiting outside of a home on Hobson Road where they were told a man wanted for burglary was hiding. But once the police got inside they found out the suspects weren't hiding in a closet, or under a bed. One of the suspects literally fell to their feet.

When Dorothea Morman pulled into her driveway on Hobson Street, she was surprised by what she saw.

"I said what happened!! The first one couldn't tell me anything the other man said he saw a young man go into my house, and I didn't know what to do, I was just afraid."

Morman had no idea that police were looking for 19-year-old Joshua Johns, a teenager wanted for burglary and theft.

"He is an individual who they have been looking at in connection with a number of burglaries that occurred so they are going to question him further to find out more about that," said Phyllis Banks-Whitley of the Albany Police Department.

Law enforcement officers moved their search a few houses down where they thought Johns was hiding.

They spent close to an hour waiting for the suspects to come out, but finally John's mother arrived with a key and let the officers in. But once they got inside, it took them a while before they found the hidden suspects.

Walls was hidden in the ceiling, and Johns was inside an air conditioning duct. "One of the individuals did fall through the ceiling. He is being interviewed right now so he did not sustain any serious injuries," said Banks-Whitley.

Dorthea Morman stood watching just a few houses down, and says she was relieved they caught the guys they were searching for. "Glad! Because I haven't been back to the house since the other police came out."

Both men are at the Dougherty County Jail.

Police say thanks to the community's help with this case the arrest of Joshua Johns was successful. Police say if you ever have just a small piece of information relating to a case, tell an officer because that will be a tremendous help and hopefully lead to a successful arrest.

Joshua Johns is charged with Burglary,  theft by receiving stolen property, and a probation violation.

Joshua Walls is being held on an active probation violation warrant.

©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback