WARNER ROBINS -- Authorities from multiple agencies continued searching Thursday evening in thick woods of Pulaski County for a man suspected in a series of Houston County burglaries.
More than 50 law enforcement officers spent the day combing about a two-mile stretch of woods near Ga. 26 that includes Macedonia Church Road. The area includes a fish pond and hunting lodges.
A Georgia State Patrol helicopter, police tracking dogs and all terrain vehicles were also utilized in the search.
The American Red Cross of Central Georgia dispatched workers to the scene at the request of Houston County fire to provide water, sports drinks, snacks and meals.
The search began about 9:30 a.m. after a Houston County sheriff’s deputy pulled over a silver Ford Mustang on Ga. 26 just inside the Pulaski County line, said Houston County sheriff’s Capt. Jon Holland. The vehicle matched the description of the car sought in connection with the burglaries.
The female driver of the car pulled over and stopped, but the male passenger jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot, Holland said.
Houston County is holding the woman on suspicion of burglary, with charges expected, Holland said. He declined to release the names of the suspects at this time.
Holland said he suspects the man and woman may be behind as many as nine burglaries in the Grovania and Klondike communities and along U.S. 341. They also are suspected in two to three burglaries within the city of Perry, he said.
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