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D.A. wants the max for accused truck thief, speeder

William Bryan Owens (Source: Dougherty Co. Sheriff) William Bryan Owens (Source: Dougherty Co. Sheriff)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany man who led a high speed police chase through the heart of the city will be going on trial in the next couple of months. 

23 year old William Bryan Owens was returned to the Dougherty County jail yesterday from prison, with a whole new set of face tattoos.  He was arraigned today, and is scheduled to be tried in Dougherty Superior Court in the next 60 days. 

On March 24, 2015 Owens stole a Dougherty County man's truck at gunpoint, and led police and state troopers on a high speed chase for dozens of miles, at speeds well over one hundred miles an hour.  

That chase went down Gillionville Road and onto North Slappey Boulevard, as police blocked off intersections to avoid crashes, as he sped through crowded Albany streets. 

Finally Owens was stopped by a state trooper performing a the 'PIT' maneuver to spin him out, and then police blocked the stolen truck from moving.

The District Attorney says he wants the maximum sentence for Owens, under his policy of seeking maximum sentences for people charged with gun crimes, or leading police on chases.

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