"Helpful citizen" helps APD officer arrest fleeing suspect

"Helpful citizen" helps APD officer arrest fleeing suspect

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany teen was arrested after police said a "helpful citizen" jumped in to help officers arrest him.

Erien Joe'lle Davis,18, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and obstruction.

Police said a homeowner saw Davis on her back porch and called 911.

An officer found Davis at Hillsman Park, and after a search, the officer found drugs in his pocket.

When the officer tried to arrest him, Davis bolted.

Police said an unidentified man in a Dodge pickup truck saw the chase and tackled Davis for the officer to arrest him.

Officers said the "helpful citizen" returned to his truck before the officer could get his name.

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