A man moving to Macon became a crime victim shortly after arriving at the Greyhound bus station.
Bibb County sheriff’s deputies arrested 21-year-old James Thompson, of Michigan, on Gray Highway minutes after the theft was reported just after 8:30 a.m. Friday at the bus terminal at 65 Spring St.
The 53-year-old victim told deputies a man snatched an envelope from his bag on the sidewalk, said Lt. Randy Gonzalez of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.
The victim had seen the man pulling on car door handles at businesses on Spring Street near Riverside Drive before he approached and asked if the victim had a car, Gonzalez said.
The new Macon resident said, “No,” and then the man grabbed the envelope, which only contained paperwork, and ran toward the river on Gray Highway, Gonzalez said.
After a description of the fleeing suspect was issued, Bibb deputies nabbed Thompson near Second Street. He resisted arrest, fighting with the deputies, according to a sheriff’s office news release. The envelope was in his possession, deputies said.
Thompson has been charged with one count of theft by taking, two counts of criminal damage to property, one count of obstruction and one count of escape. He is being held without bond at the Bibb County jail.
Telegraph writer Jeremy Timmerman contributed to this report.