A man wanted in a Sept. 20 burglary spree in Macon was apprehended Monday by the Georgia State Patrol in Worth County after troopers used spike sticks to stop a stolen car.
Macon police officers were called Sunday to a report of a red pickup stolen in the 300 block of College Street and later found a man driving the truck on the Spring Street bridge. The man got out of the truck and jumped off the bridge to escape, according to a police news release.
Officers found a drivers license belonging to 26-year-old Aaron West Joiner inside the truck. As part of the investigation, police recovered debit cards, purses and IDs stolen during the burglary spree, according to the release.
About 8:30 a.m. Monday, police were called to a report of a stolen blue 2013 Lexus. A man had entered a home in the 1300 block of Waverland Drive, taken the car keys and a briefcase, according to police.
Officers spotted the car on Hardeman Avenue and tried to stop it, but the driver wouldnt comply. A chase began, according to the release.
Troopers later spotted the car traveling south on Interstate 75 near mile marker 129. The driver kept traveling west into Worth County, where another trooper used spike sticks to stop the Lexus and arrested the man, identified as Joiner, after a foot chase, according to police.
Troopers issued Joiner 11 citations, including four felonies. Macon police charged Joiner with 12 counts of burglary, six counts of entering auto, one count of criminal attempt to commit theft by taking auto and two counts of theft by taking auto, according to the release.
A Harley-Davidson motorcycle Joiner allegedly stole also was recovered and has been returned to its owner, according to police.
Joiner is being held at the Houston County jail. Additional charges are possible.
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