//Burglary in Valdosta Ends With High Speed Police Chase

Burglary in Valdosta Ends With High Speed Police Chase

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Valdosta-Police-Car-Side VALDOSTA, GA – A burglary quickly turned into a high speed chase on Friday, in Valdosta.

On Friday, January 31, 2014, Valdosta Police Department responded to a burglary occurring at the 900 block of Lakeland Avenue. A concerned citizen called in suspicious activity taking place at the residence. Officers arrived and saw a vehicle in front of the house, and as officers approached, they saw a male acting suspiciously inside the vehicle. The offender fled in the vehicle after being ordered by officers to stop. Jarvis Bryant, 22 years old, of Valdosta, was driving the vehicle. As he attempted to flee, Bryant struck one officer with his vehicle, almost struck a second officer, and struck a police vehicle occupied by an officer. The officer who was struck by the vehicle and the officer inside the vehicle that was struck did not suffer injuries.

Bryant fled the area to Perimeter Road and traveled south. VPD officers pursued Bryant, and also alerted area law enforcement officers on the progress of the pursuit. Lowndes County Sheriff’s deputies engaged in the pursuit as it continued into the county, which ended at the intersection of Perimeter Road and Hwy 84 where Bryant was involved in a minor wreck. No injuries were reported, and Bryant was taken into custody.

As the pursuit was taking place, officers conducted a protective sweep of the home and premises where the burglary had taken place. Nathaniel Ware, 21 years old, of Valdosta, was found on the premises of the residence. Ware was taken into custody without incident.

Evidence of a burglary was collected at the scene and from the vehicle. At this time, arrest warrants will be pursued on Bryant for multiple counts of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer and Burglary with other charges pending, and an arrest warrant will be pursued on Ware for Burglary with other charges possibly pending.

The apprehension of these two suspects was the result of a concerned citizen taking the initiative to call 911 and report something that was suspicious in their neighborhood. Anyone having any further information concerning this incident or possible other incidents related to these two offenders, please call the VPD Tip Line at 229-293-3091 or VPD Bureau of Investigations at 229-293-3145.

Source: Valdosta Police Department Press Release