CRISP CO., GA (WALB) - Suspects led Crisp County deputies on a high speed chase across two counties at speeds of up 130 miles per hour.
More than $25,000 of stolen property including guns, ammunition, and financial identity cards were recovered from what appeared to be an entering auto ring.
The chase started on Tuesday at about 6:15 p.m. after a Crisp County Deputy stopped a Honda for speeding on I-75.
While the deputy talked to the driver, the car suddenly sped away.
"One of the passengers in the car kind of slid over in the driver's seat and took off," said Crisp Co. Sheriff's Office Major John Wiggins.
19-year-old Alexandria Williams was left standing on the side of the road as her two companions sped away from deputies.
Desperate to get away, the two men drove north on the interstate while flying past cars and trucks at speeds over 100 miles per hour.
Driving on the shoulder much of the time, the suspects crossed into Dooly Co. hitting speeds of more than 130 miles per hour.
Dooly Co., Crisp Co., and Georgia State Patrol troopers worked to bring an end to the chase.
25 miles into the chase, the suspects pulled off on Exit 122 and hit a guard rail. The two then jumped out of the car and ran off.
Soon after abandoning the vehicle, 20-year-old Quendarious Johnson from Atlanta and 17-year-old Alton Trimble were caught.
Deputies searched the car and found a large amount of stolen property.
"The guns, the credit cards, and purses, social security cards," said Wiggins.
Most of the stolen property was taken in multiple entering auto crimes across Florida and Georgia. Deputies were even more concerned about the eight guns with a large amount of ammunition.
"We were able to get some guns off the streets. Keep them out of the hands of other criminals. And that's a plus for us," said Wiggins.
Crisp Co. Sheriff Billy Hancock said he was thankful the suspects decided to run, rather than use the stolen guns to try to escape.
All three suspects are now being held in the Crisp Co. jail.
Investigators say Johnson was the driver during the chase.