Truck chase ends in Thomson man's arrest

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 12:36 PM
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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.

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

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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Frank I
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Frank I 07/22/09 - 01:14 pm
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I'm thinking if a person was

I'm thinking if a person was chased several streets by law enforcement, then he wasn't taken without incident...

wannabehome
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wannabehome 07/22/09 - 01:37 pm
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Make the charges stick. This

Make the charges stick. This one deserves to rot!

aninsider
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aninsider 07/22/09 - 02:39 pm
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You can run but you cannot

You can run but you cannot hide...

thoga
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thoga 07/22/09 - 02:48 pm
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Westview at one time was such

Westview at one time was such a nice safe street--well not anymore. Like so many streets it is a mix of low lifes and older home owners who have not choice but to stay.

wannabehome
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wannabehome 07/22/09 - 04:40 pm
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Im guesing thoga here is some

Im guesing thoga here is some top high class society member of thomson.....this isn't a case of low life's living there.....it's a case of a [filtered word] that happens to live on that street. Check into it a little more....and while your at it check out the landlord that actually owns the house....maybe you could talk him into fixing up the place.

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parkerw88 07/22/09 - 07:34 pm
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For your information, there

For your information, there is nothing wrong "with the place." The house is well taken care of. His actions had NOTHING to do with the way the resident may or may not act.

You people amaze me.

bells
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bells 07/22/09 - 09:19 pm
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Just be thankful no one was

Just be thankful no one was killed in the chase. You dont know all the story. Hope they will keep his butt in jail, enough damage has been already been done!!!

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