Bibb County chase leads to arrest of accused shoplifter

An accused shoplifter who returned to Lowe’s on Zebulon Road led Bibb deputies on a chase Thursday into Monroe County.

Cody Darrell Montgomery, 28, of Bonaire was arrested after the Georgia State Patrol used stop-sticks to flatten his tires in the 600 block of Ga. 42 in Monroe County, according to a news release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

Montgomery is accused of taking a paint sprayer earlier in the day and Lowe’s loss prevention officers recognized him when he returned at about 4:30 p.m. and tried to steal a weed eater and a drill, the release stated.

Sheriff’s deputies pulled up when he was leaving the store, he dropped the items, got into a green Honda Accord and drove off.

Montgomery led the officers into Monroe County where he ran off the road into a ditch once his tires hit the stop-sticks.

He was arrested for two felony counts of theft by shoplifting, a bench warrant from state court, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, and eluding, the release stated.

Montgomery also has holds from Houston County and the Georgia State Patrol.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-746-9441.