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Meth suspect takes deputies on chase

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

LANIER COUNTY, GA (WALB) -  A meth suspect led deputies on a high speed chase shortly after midnight.

It started at a check point in Lanier County.

The driver took off and the chase reached speeds of more than 100-miles per hour.

Fortunately, no one was hurt.

20-year old Beau Tillberg led police on a high speed chase. It started here after a drug task force agent noticed a mobile meth lab similar to this in the floor board of this honda del sol. Tillburg took off.

"You really don't have time to think you have to stay focused on the driver watch for other people that may be on the road," said Lanier County Deputy Terry Hall.

Deputy Hall says thankfully there weren't any other drivers on the road that time of night except deputies. He followed the del sol down dirt roads and highways through Lanier, Lowndes and Echols counties.

The chase went on for an hour. Deputies used stop sticks and even a warning shot to get Tillberg to stop. After the suspect drove across the Mayday overpass in Echols County, he saw deputies and turned around. That's when Deputy Hall made a quick decision to push the car in a ditch with his car.

"I knew I had to end it then because he would've hit head on with Sheriff Randy Courson," said Hall.

Chad Bailey volunteers as a Chaplin for the Lanier County Sheriff's Office.

"The first emotion that comes to mind is I can't believe these people are running from the law," said Bailey.

He's rode along with deputies on chases before.

"It's really brought a sense of aptitude to what the sheriff's office does for our church and community I serve," said Bailey.

In his job as a Chaplin, he's a shoulder to lean on for deputies and staff day or night even if they just need someone to talk to while they're on patrol and riding along you never know what to expect.

Beau Tillberg is in the Cook County Jail.

He faces meth, obstruction, and several other charges.

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