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Suspect airlifted after bailing out of fleeing car; Manhunt underway

DOUGLAS, GA (WALB) -  Douglas Police officials say that a chase happened Tuesday night after a Domino's Pizza deliveryman was robbed at gunpoint, and the three men fled the scene. 

A passenger in the fleeing car jumped out of the speeding vehicle, and was so badly injured on the asphalt that he was airlifted to a hospital for treatment, though authorities aren't sure where he was taken.

The diver of the car was caught, and arrested on at least half a dozen outstanding felony warrants, and is in jail. The third man ran off, and is the subject of a manhunt now.

Douglas Police Chief Gary Castellos says that a pizza order was called in, and when the deliveryman arrived, three men with a gun took the pizza, soft drink, and all the money the driver had. The victim was believed to be physically unharmed.

A Coffee Co. deputy saw a car matching the description of the getaway car, and gave chase. He was joined by Douglas PD and the GSP. The suspect crashed, and was caught immediately. The county is working the chase, and GSP the wreck.

It ended on South Gaskins Street and East College Park Avenue.

Police say an unidentified passenger who jumped out of the speeding car is in good condition at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.

A second person in the car, Richard Bennett, is being held on outstanding warrants.

Here is the Douglas Police Report-

On 09/30/2014 Officers from the Douglas Police Department and the Coffee County Sheriff's Office responded to Domino's Pizza, 803 N. Madison Ave. in Douglas GA. in reference to the Armed Robbery of a Domino's delivery driver. Officers were advised that Domino's received a call for a pizza delivery at 210 E. Leon St.

 The driver stated that when he arrived at the delivery address he was confronted by three black males. One of the three individuals produced a silver or chrome hand gun with a large barrel and demanded that he drop the items he was delivering and give them his money. He complied at which time he was told to leave. The driver left the location and returned to Domino's to report the Robbery. On checking 210 E. Leon St. Officers found the location to be a vacant house.

While responding to Domino's Officers observed a black Chevrolet Tahoe leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Officer's attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Tahoe at which time the vehicle fled and Officers became engaged in a pursuit. The pursuit ended when the Tahoe struck a street sign at the intersection of S. Gaskin Ave. and E. College Park Dr. 

The driver of the Tahoe fled on foot. 33 year old, Richard Morris Bennett Jr. was found hiding underneath a vehicle near the Tahoe. Bennett was arrested on multiple outstanding warrants and is believed to have been the driver of the Tahoe. One individual was injured as a result of the pursuit. 36 year old, Travinsky T. Bradshaw was observed laying near the roadway on W. Cherry St. which was a part of the pursuit route.

 Evidence located during the investigation indicates that Bradshaw was a passenger in the Tahoe who jumped from the vehicle while the pursuit was ongoing. He was transported by Air Evac to receive treatment for his injuries. 

A Search of the Tahoe was conducted. Evidence recovered during the search included a firearm matching the description of the firearm used in the Robbery and suspected illegal narcotics. Other evidence was recovered and is being processed and evaluated at this time.

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