Burglary suspect in Evans identified; search continues

Police this morning identified an Appling man as the third burglary suspect who ran from police Thursday after a brief car chase ended off Hardy McManus Road in Evans.

The man, known as "Bear," was identified as Terrance Demetrice Parks, 22, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.

He has not yet been arrested, Morris said. Parks' last know address is the 2400 block of Jordan Drive in Appling.

Deputies were called just after 11 a.m. Thursday by a resident who reported a suspicious vehicle, a green Ford Expedition, slowly driving through residential neighborhoods off Mullikin Road.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle, which led them on a brief pursuit before the driver abandoned the SUV on Woodruff Court. The three occupants fled on foot.

Maurice Crawford, 30, of Evans, was immediately taken into custody. Police set up around the area searching for the other two men.

Timothy Ware, 25, of Evans, was found at about 9 p.m. hiding under a house in the Rivershyre Subdivision, Morris said.

 Police also determined this morning that items found in the SUV including a flat-screen television were stolen from a home on the 4000 block of Mullikin Road.  After his arrest, Crawford led police to the home he said that he, Ware and Parks had burglarized prior to the chase. The homeowner told police two flat-screen televisions, two video game consoles, a .45-caliber handgun and ammunition magazines were missing.

 Reach Valerie Rowell at (706) 868-1222, ext. 110 or

valerie.rowell@augustachronicle.com.

 

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