Truck chase ends in Thomson man's arrest

Billy W. Hobbs/McDuffie Mirror
Lawmen place Christopher Earl Duckworth in the back of a Georgia State Patrol car following a car chase through Thomson Wednesday.

A 32-year-old Thomson man is facing multiple traffic charges after being taken into custody following a chase with local and state authorities on Wednesday.

Christopher Earl Duckworth was taken into custody without incident at his home on Westview Drive after lawman chased him there, according to Thomson Police Investigator Lt. Scott Whittle.

Mr. Duckworth was charged with numerous traffic offenses, including fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement officers, authorities said. He was taken to the McDuffie County Law Enforcement Center in Thomson where he remained Wednesday afternoon.

The chase began at the intersection of White Oak and Boneville roads after Thomson Police Officer Josh Caston attempted to make a traffic stop at 11:06 a.m. for a parole officer, who was seeking Mr. Duckworth for a violation.

The chase ensued along Harrison Road at the By Pass and then onto Gordon Street and across Tom Watson Way before ending at the 504 Westview Drive residence of Mr. Duckworth, Officer Caston said. There, police officers, deputies with the McDuffie County Sheriff's Department and troopers with the Georgia State Patrol post in Thomson, quickly took the suspect into custody.

 

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