One person has been arrested and charged after leading Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a chase into Butts County on Saturday, May 16, 2015 shortly before 9:00 p.m. Derrick Devon Cousin, 39 years old, of Atlanta, the driver of the black Chevy Impala, was captured shortly after the chase ended on Hwy. 87 in Flovilla, Georgia along with a female passenger who was not charged. Two passengers, both African American males, possibly in their early 20s, have yet to be captured. Cousin is being charged with fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer and obstruction of an officer, both felonies, along with numerous traffic offenses. The Butts County Sheriff’s Office, the Georgia State Patrol, the Department of Natural Resources and the Spalding County Aviation Unit participated in the search for the suspects, which lasted for several hours Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Anyone with information regarding the two fugitive suspects may call the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at 478-994-7048