Two teenage boys were arrested just after 4 a.m. Thursday after trying to speed away from deputies in a stolen Ford Edge.
A man called Bibb County deputies after being awakened by a loud noise coming from his driveway and seeing the boys rifling through his neighbors vehicle. When he called out to the boys, they ran to the stolen Edge parked down the street and drove toward the back of the Timber Ridge subdivision in south Bibb County, according to a sheriffs office news release.
When deputies arrived and spotted the Edge, the boys drove out of the subdivision and made a left turn onto Hartley Bridge Road. Zashon Eugene Morant, 17, lost control in a curve near Bonanza Drive, and the vehicle went into a ditch and flipped, according to the release.
Morant and his 15-year-old passenger climbed out of the vehicle and were apprehended by deputies. Both are charged with theft by receiving stolen auto, fleeing and eluding, obstruction and entering auto. Morant additionally is charged with criminal trespass and has a hold from the Department of Juvenile Justice for a separate incident, according to the release.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the sheriffs office at 746-9441 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 877-68-CRIME.