Police chase involving stolen truck ends with arrest in Bibb County

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies arrested a Byron man in a stolen vehicle, after a brief pursuit Thursday morning.

The Centerville Police Department reported that a black Chevrolet truck was stolen and the vehicle’s GPS showed that it was located near the Magnolia Court Hotel, on the 4700 block of Houston Road.

Bibb County patrol units arrived at the hotel and spotted the stolen vehicle. The driver of the vehicle led deputies on a brief pursuit, heading south on Hawkinsville Road. The driver made a left turn onto Barnes Ferry Road.

After making the left turn, sheriff’s officials say he slowed down and jumped out of the vehicle. He ran into a wooded area. Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies followed pursuit and were able to apprehend the man. He was identified as 42-year-old Obie Toliver III.

Toliver was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center where he is being held, with a bond of $8,300.

Toliver is facing charges of Theft by Receiving Stolen Property-Felony, Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer for a Felony Offense, and several traffic offenses. 

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

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