Burglary suspect tries to elude law
During the early morning hours of March 3, deputies with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office pursued a red pickup truck into Towns County. The driver, later identified as Kevin Crider of Hayesville, abandoned the pickup near the Towns County Sheriff’s Office. The driver then fled on foot, according to a release from Towns County Sheriff’s Office.
Later that day, a burglary was reported from an outbuilding a short distance from where the pursuit for Crider ended. A vehicle was also reported entered andn ATV was reported stolen from the outbuilding, according to the release.
The owner located his ATV the following day, which was wrecked and abandoned a short distance away.
Towns County investigators have taken warrants for the suspect, Kevin Dewayne Crider, 23, of Hayesville. Crider faces one count of second degree burglary, two counts felony theft by taking, two counts second degree criminal damage to property and one count felony entering an automobile.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming, according to the news release.