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I-75 chase suspects identified

PERRY, GA (WALB) - Perry Police have given the names of the three men who led multiple agencies on a 100+ MPH chase through five counties Wednesday.

They say that Ricky Lamar Thomas from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, De-Andre Rashad Walker and Keshawn Donta Wilson from Hollywood, Florida, were taken into custody in Cook County, Georgia.The entire caper began at 3:30 Wednesday morning when the Texaco Gas Station on General Courtney Hodges Boulevard, in Perry, was burglarized. A large amount of Lottery Tickets were taken from the store. 

Prior to this burglary the Shell Station on Watson Boulevard, in Warner Robins was also burglarized and Lottery Tickets were taken there as well. 

Officials discovered that the lottery tickets stolen from the two convenient stores had been cashed in Unadilla at Flash Foods. While Perry Detectives were obtaining video evidence from that store the suspect's vehicle was spotted at the Scottish Inn at Exit 121 in Unadilla Georgia. 

When Perry Detectives and Dooly Co. Deputies approached the hotel room, the men jumped in the vehicle and fled heading south on I-75 in a 2015 Dodge Dart. The Georgia State Patrol and numerous deputies and sheriffs pursued them South on I-75 for approximately 84 miles. They were arrested at mile marker 37 after the vehicle came to a stop.

Arrested were:

Ricky Lamar Thomas (DOB: December 2, 1994 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida), charged with 2 counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, Reckless Driving, 3 counts Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, Tampering with Evidence, Fleeing in an Attempt to Elude

De-Andre Rashad Walker (DOB: March 17, 1995, from Hollywood, Florida) charged with 2 counts of Burglary in the Second Degree and Tampering with Evidence

Keshawn Donta Wilson (DOB: November 3, 1991 from Hollywood, Florida) charged with 2 counts of Burglary in the Second Degree and Tampering with Evidence

Additional charges will be pending from other jurisdiction. Anyone with any information on these cases should contact Detective Jason Jones at (478) 988-2833 or (478) 988-2824.



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