Macon police car stolen, man arrested after chase

A man accused of stealing a Jeep in Milledgeville was arrested twice Wednesday afternoon in Macon, once for stealing the Jeep and a second time for stealing a Macon police car.

Police spotted the jeep at a Dairy Queen restaurant on Pio Nono Avenue near Rocky Creek Road at about 2:25 p.m. Ryan Lee Borders, 24, saw the officers and led police on a short chase, according to a police news release.

Once Borders was handcuffed and in custody, police put him in the back seat of a patrol car parked on St. Charles Place. While police were investigating the stolen Jeep, Borders “managed to get into the front seat” of the patrol car and drove away, according to the release.

He led police on a second chase and struck a guardrail on Oak Haven Avenue -- about four miles away -- and was taken back into custody. While on his way to the police department’s Property Investigation Division, Borders told officers he was sick and had swallowed drugs, according to police.

Borders was taken to The Medical Center of Central Georgia for evaluation, according to the release.

Police say a building where Borders was working prior to the incident contained stolen items.