Officers captured an armed robbery suspect Wednesday morning in Peach County near Byron.
Edward William Holt, 27, of Macon, was arrested just after 7 a.m. as Byron police officers and Peach County sheriff’s deputies were looking for a suspect in an armed robbery just before 4:30 a.m. at the Waffle House at 241 Ga. 49 in Byron.
Police got to the restaurant within minutes and chased a man, who crossed Interstate 75 and got away.
Officers set up a perimeter near Chapman Road and Woodland Drive and spotted Holt about 7 a.m. near McNeal Insurance.
They caught him in the woods and charged him with armed robbery.
Holt also is a suspect in a string of armed robberies earlier Wednesday between 12:30-2:09 a.m. in Warner Robins, said Jennifer Parson, public information officer for Warner Robins police.
The first armed robbery was at Wendy’s, 1295 S. Houston Lake Road at 12:30 a.m., the second at Taco Bell, 709 Lake Joy Road at 12:58 a.m., and the third incident was a personal armed robbery at Hop-in, 1081 W. Ga. 96 at 2:09 a.m., according to a Warner Robins police news release.
Anyone with information is asked to call Warner Robins police at 478-302-5380, Byron police at 478-956-2880 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.
Staff writer Becky Purser contributed to this report.