Couple suspected in burglary spree arrested after chase

A man and a woman were arrested in Flovilla on Tuesday after leading authorities on a chase that began in Monroe County and ended in Butts County.

Law enforcement officials arrested Anton A. Sewell and Zenya Concepcion and charged them with three counts of aggravated assault on peace officers, Butts County Sheriff Gene Pope said.

A dark gray Dodge Charger with North Carolina plates driving on Ga. 18 fled Monroe County deputies in that county, crossed into Jones County and eventually found its way back to Ga. 87, heading into Butts County, authorities said.

Pope, who was also part of the pursuit, tried a maneuver to force the vehicle off the road, but Sewell rammed the front of Pope’s car, the sheriff said.

Pope fired a single shot at the front of Sewell’s car. Sewell then stopped and surrendered to authorities.

No one was injured. Pope’s vehicle sustained minor damage.

Monroe County officials are charging Sewell and Concepcion with the Sept. 23 burglary of a home in the county. The pair allegedly kicked in a door while the homeowner was at the residence and fled without taking anything, officials said.

Sewell and Concepcion are suspects in more than 20 burglaries in Monroe, Lamar, Spalding, Butts and Pike counties, authorities said.

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