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Truck Stop burglary suspect arrested


One man is behind bars and another suspect is on the run after break-ins into tractor trailer rigs at a Cordele Truck Stop.

Police arrested Maurice Simmons February 15th. They say he and another man broke into four tractor trailers while the drivers were sleeping or inside the Pilot Travel Center and swiped hundreds of dollars of diapers and wipes.

An officer chased one of the burglars into the woods and ran up on Simmons who was hiding.

"We caught him, actually had to Tase him to stop him, and in the process the officer caught him and actually took a shot across the eye from a tree branch and had to get three stitches himself. But was able to finish the chase and caught the guy," said Cordele Police Sgt. Jeremy Taylor.

If you have any information on the crime call Cordele Police at 273-3102.


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