The Florida fugitive whose April flight from the law led to lockdowns at some Macon schools is now in custody.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office announced that Dewey W. Moore, 30, is being held in the Clay County Sheriff’s Office outside Jacksonville, Florida.
On April 28, Moore refused to stop for Monroe deputies on Interstate 75 southbound at mile marker 191 near Forsyth.
Moore was driving recklessly in a red truck with a Kentucky license plate, Monroe sheriff’s Sgt. Lawson Bittick said.
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“He was all over the roadway,” Bittick said.
Moore kept fleeing into Bibb County and exited on Pierce Avenue. He reached speeds of 70 mph on Vineville Avenue before going the wrong way down one-way Hardeman Avenue and crashing into cars on Arlington Street.
That day, officers arrested his passenger, Adam R. Wiles, 30, also of Jacksonville, and charged him with heroin possession.
During the hunt for Moore, nearby schools locked down: Alexander II Elementary, Macon Charter Academy, Central High School, Williams Elementary and Mount de Sales Academy.
Moore was wanted by U.S. marshals for federal probation violations.
He was arrested Wednesday and is being held on burglary and theft charges.
It was not immediately known whether he will return to Monroe County to face local charges. Bittick said it will depend on the outcome of other federal charges that Moore faces.