UPDATED @ 6:58 PM 2:01 PM Houston County Sheriff Responding To Burglary In ProgressRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Feb 27 2018 2:06 PM
HOUSTON COUNTY: 2:01 PM Houston County Sheriff 911 has multiple deputies rolling to 16397 U.S. 84 West in Wicksburg to a Theft of Progress.
The suspect vehicle is a red van. One or more male subjects have hit the woods running. The homeowner and/or his brother are armed.
Still on the scene are two females.
At 2:04 PM deputies have arrived on the scene.
Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza has Houston County Sheriff Deputy Cpl. McKinney is rolling to the scene with a blood hound tracking dogs.
We will update.
UPDATED @ 2:22 PM
Houston County Sheriff Cpl. McKinney arrived on the scene at 2:18 PM with the blood hound to begin the active woods search.
Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza said two females are detained and they are looking for the male subjects that hit the woods. Sheriff Valenza said multiple deputies and Criminal Investigators are on the scene attempting to gather the facts of what all has happened. The case is still under investigation.
UPDATED @ 5:26 PM
Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza confirmed deputies and tracking dogs are still in the area searching for the male suspect(s).
Sheriff Valenza said two females were taken to the Criminal Investigation Division for questioning. Sheriff Valenza said the two females have been arrested and transported to the Houston County Jail.
At this time no more information is being released pending the final investigation.
UPDATED @ 6:58 PM
Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza has confirmed that Houston County Sheriff Deputy Eric Paul apprehended the suspect. Deputy Paul apprehended the suspect on the bridge on Highway 84 at Dale County.
Sheriff Valenza wishes to thank the victim and citizens for their help this afternoon and the diligence of the Houston County Sheriff Deputies in working to apprehend the suspect.
Houston County Sheriff Criminal Investigation Division continues the investigation.
Sheriff Valenza said Houston County Sheriff Lt. James Ivey was the Patrol Supervisor on duty today and commanded the scene.