A man has been arrested and a woman is being sought in connection with the burglary of a house on Lamar Bennett Trail in Bickley early Tuesday morning, said Ware County Sheriff’s Capt. Neil Skerratt.
Aaron Jacob Johnson, 27, formerly of Washington Avenue, was taken into custody in some woods at about 3 p.m. Tuesday, 13 hours after lawmen were dispatched to a house at 5500 Lamar Bennett Trail, said Skerratt.
Johnson had fled on foot through a wooded area near the house and was tracked and captured by K-9 officers from Ware State Prison, Corey Miles and Tyler Westgate.
They tracked Johnson for 13 hours before finding and arresting him in thick woods, Skerratt said.
Lawmen have a warrant for the arrest of Sabrina Carter, but have not been able to locate her, Skerratt said.
“The Ware County Sheriff’s Department patrol division deputies Sgt. Johnny Walthour, Bobby Aldridge and Dave Hanson responded initially when the alarm was triggered at 2:08 a.m.,” said Skerratt.
He said no one was at home at the residence at the time.
“When they arrived, they found forced entry into the house and several items sitting outside. They cleared the house to make sure no one was inside and called for Detective Mike Thrift and the state prison K-9 team.”
Johnson was arrested in a wooded area near Beach and Waters roads in the Bickley community, said Skerratt.
Johnson was already a fugitive as he was sought by the patrol division for parole violation and obstruction charges stemming from a recent incident where he evaded deputies at a traffic stop and got away, Skerratt said.
“After he was arrested, Sgt. Mike Thrift was able to obtain a confession from Johnson who admitted his role in the (burglary) incident,” said Skerratt.
State probation officers Greg Taylor, Chris Gonzales, Ray Hampton and Caleb Wourley also participated in the search and arrest of Johnson, Skerratt said.
“We want to thank the probation officers and the team from the state prison for their help and assistance in bringing this case to a close,” said Skerratt. “Their assistance was invaluable.”
Anyone with information on Carter is asked to contact Ware County detectives at 287-4327.