Foot pursuit leads to two arrests

Published 3:00 am Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Troy man was arrested this week and charged with burglary in the third degree and attempting to elude after fleeing from his residence.

Troy Police Chief Randall Barr said that two Troy police officers went to Southland Mobile Home Park at approximately 8 a.m. Monday to serve a warrant for the arrest of Jeremy Jermaine Swanson, 24.

“We were attempting to serve a warrant for burglary in the third degree at Southland Mobile Home Park on Swanson,” Barr said. “He fled on foot when officers tried to make contact.”

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Police chased him for about two or three city blocks before apprehending him in the 100 block of Enzor Drive, Barr said.

Swanson was charged with the burglary of the Stop and Go convenience store on South Brundidge Street that occurred on September 21.

During the course of the investigation, police discovered that a woman at the residence, Diara Johnnae Jackson, 24, had outstanding warrants for probation revocation out of Houston County.

“We contacted Houston County and they said that they’d come pick her up, so we arrested her on their warrants,” Barr said.

Burglary in the third degree is a Class C felony punishable by one to 10 years in prison. Attempting to elude law enforcement is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison.