Police arrest Lowndes Co. wanted, armed suspect

Police arrest Lowndes Co. wanted, armed suspect

LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) - A man with several warrants and charged with attempted murder of law enforcement was captured in Lowndes County on Friday.

According to a report, 35-year-old John Wesley Walton had been wanted by the U.S. Marshal Service in Mississippi and officials in Lowndes County.

The search began after Walton stole a truck in Lowndes Co. and later attempted to run over officers in Mississippi.

Walton was considered armed and dangerous. Officials searched several states before capturing him.

Walton was arrested by Lowndes Co. deputies in Naylor, GA. He was found hiding under the Grand Bay Creek bridge on U.S. 84.

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