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Milledgeville Police Chief: Man Out On Bond Robs 3 Stores

Officers from 3 law enforcement agencies were busy overnight Thursday, following 2 chases and 3 robberies.

Milledgeville Police Chief Dray Swicord says Putnam deputies finally took 34-year-old Shawn Hill into custody Friday afternoon.

Swicord says Hill robbed the Jet Foods on S. Wayne Street around 10:30p.m. Thursday, then hit the Golden Pantry on Hancock Street around 2:45 a.m. Friday, before finally going to the Flash Foods on N. Jefferson Street just after 6 a.m.   Hill did not use a weapon in any of the robberies.

Police issued a lookout after learning Hill was in a vehicle reported stolen from Putnam County.  Baldwin deputies began a chase with Hill around 9 a.m. which ended in a crash.  Hill then fled on foot and officers searched for him for 3 hours but came up empty-handed.

Chief Swicord says another vehicle was reported stolen from the search area and they issued a lookout for Putnam County, where Hill was visiting family.

Putnam deputies spotted the stolen vehicle and caught Hill.

Swicord says he is charged with 3 counts of robbery and 1 count of theft by taking auto, but he says more charges are coming.

Hill was out on bond for forgery and a probation violation from an Atlanta area county.


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