Houston & Peach

Byron chase suspects caught

Christopher Zebley
Christopher Zebley

Three people who fled an attempted traffic stop in Byron on Sunday morning have been captured.

All three were caught separately, including one in Warner Robins, according to a release. The chase started on Interstate 75 at about 7:20 a.m. when a Byron officer clocked a Nissan Altima at 91 mph. The vehicle pulled over but as the officer approached, it sped away, the release stated.

A chase ensued and ended at Brandon Hills subdivision, near the Medical Center of Peach County. The suspects, two males and a female, fled on foot.

Based on witness statements, the release said, the police originally thought they were looking for a white female and two black males but it turned out that all of the suspects were white.

They are Christopher Zebley, 31, of Englewood, Florida, charged with fleeing or attempting to elude, driving with a suspended license and speeding; Kimberly Head, 27, North Port, Florida, charged with felony theft by receiving and fleeing or attempting to elude; and Levi Pendergast, 19, of Venice, Florida, charged with felony theft by receiving and fleeing or attempting to elude.

Head was determined to have warrants in Florida and the vehicle was stolen in Florida.

The search included the Peach County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia State Patrol, Houston County Sheriff’s office K-9 unit, Fort Valley Police Department, and the Georgia Department of Corrections K-9 unit.

Head, was found walking on Kay Road and was taken into custody shortly after 9 a.m. Pendergast was also arrested on Kay Road at 10:30 a.m. The driver, Christopher Zebly, got a ride to Warner Robins and was arrested at 11:15 a.m. All were arrested without incident.

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