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Chase ends in wreck, search underway for suspect

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

WORTH COUNTY, GA (WALB) – A police chase involving two motorcyclists ends in two separate crashes leaving one of the suspects hospitalized and the other on the run. A search is underway just outside Sylvester for one of the bikers who fled on foot.

A second suspect was taken to a hospital after crashing his bike near Cooper Tire in Dougherty County. No word on what started the chase.

It all started when Worth County Sheriff Freddie Tompkins saw two men on high performance bikes speed pass him heading East on 82 from Albany.

Worth County deputies and police pursued the two men on bikes. One crashed his bike at Griffin Houston Road and ran from deputies who chased him through the woods.

Meanwhile police chased the second man who took highway 112 through Poulan back to Highway 82.

That's when he started heading west in the east bound lane riding the white line reaching speeds over 100 miles per hour. He hit a pick-up truck and crashed in Acree.

Turner County officials took a bloodhound through the woods near Griffin Houston Road, where they are looking for the other man.

Sheriff Tompkins says one bike was stolen from Albany; neither had tags. The man who crashed and broke his leg on 82 is currently in the hospital. 

 As of 11:30 Sunday evening, Worth and Turner County deputies are still searching for the other man.


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