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One down, one to go in Thomas chase

Robin Manning Robin Manning
Thomas county deputies set up surveillance at a business off of US 84. Thomas county deputies set up surveillance at a business off of US 84.
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Thomasville Police are searching for a man they say led Georgia State troopers on a short chase before hitting a car and running away. They got one of them arrested.

Several neighbors on Woodland Drive woke up to the chase right outside of their homes. "I just heard a lot of sirens. And I looked out the window, saw a lot of flashing lights, and then I heard a car crash," said Robin Manning.

Troopers say a black man driving a grey Acura led them on a chase last night around 11:30, after he failed to stop at a road check.

Neighbors captured video of several patrol cars and ambulance trucks. Many in total shock of what they were witnessing. "That's something I mostly see on TV," Manning said.

You can still see the tire marks left behind where troopers used the pit-maneuver to end the chase. Forcing the car up into the land. "It spun around. The back of his car hit mine. It pretty much tore his car up," Manning said.

When the car came to a complete stop, Troopers say the driver ran off into the woods. But they found several plastic baggies of cocaine under the car. "Then I saw a Georgia State Patrol unit have somebody on the ground and put them in handcuffs."

The passenger, 30-year-old Jonard Bryant was arrested without any incident, and is now charged with possession of a controlled substance. If you have any information, call the Thomasville Police at 229-227-3304.



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