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District Attorney wants stiff sentences for indicted chase suspects


The Dougherty County District Attorney says he will push for the maximum sentence against two South Georgia men, indicted this week for leading police on high speed chases through busy streets of Albany.

William Owens was indicted on 7 counts including armed robbery and fleeing police.   Owens lead police on a frightening high speed chase March 24th.

Prosecutors say after robbing a Lee County man at gunpoint, Owens stole his truck and led law enforcement on a chase through three counties, hitting speeds over 100 miles per hour.  The District Attorney says he will seek a life sentence for Owens if he is convicted.

Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards said "Certainly in keeping with the policy I've stated about this office, that we will be seeking the maximum possible responsibility for him."

Jontavius Mitchell was also indicted on 33 charges of distributing cocaine and leading police on a high speed chase April 30th, that also endangered dozens of people.  The D.A. says he will seek the maximum sentence, trying to stop these high speed chases.

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