Athens robbery suspect arrested after police chase in Madison Co

Athens-Clarke County Police report the arrest of an armed robbery suspect, saying 23 year-old Shakur Thomas was taken into custody after a high speed chase that ended in Madison County. Police say speeds topped 100 miles per hour during the pursuit on Danielsville Road.

From WSB TV...

An armed robbery suspect thought he’d gotten away from Athens police, so he decided it was time to head home. Unfortunately for him, deputies were there waiting for him.

Police say on Wednesday they pulled over a car that had been involved in an armed robbery.

When the driver got out of the car, the passenger, 23-year-old Shakur Thomas, hopped into the driver’s seat and sped off.

Thomas led police on a chase going more than 100 miles per hour down Danielsville Road.

Officers stopped chasing him for the safety of the community and Thomas passed into nearby Madison County.

Madison County deputies found Thomas as he was pulling into his home and trying to get inside.

Thomas eventually surrendered and was arrested.

When they searched his home, investigators found the gun used in the robbery.

He is currently being held in the Athens-Clarke County Jail on charges of aggravated assault, armed robbery, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, fleeing and attempting to elude, theft by taking motor vehicle and obstruction.

Details on the armed robbery itself are unclear at this time.

Police did not comment on if the initial driver who was pulled over was involved in the armed robbery.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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