On July 11th, 2017 at approximately 10:45 am deputies with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit went to 253 Liberty Hill Rd. in an attempt to locate:
Robert Pugh who had an outstanding warrant for Violation of Probation from Henry County. When Fugitive Apprehension deputies arrived, Pugh refused to exit the residence and surrender. The deputies entered and located Pugh taking him into custody without further incident. He is being held in the Spalding County Jail.
While still on scene Fugitive Apprehension Unit deputies made contact with another person who identified himself as Michael Wilson. According to Sheriff Darrell Dix “When the deputies were speaking with him they noticed multiple inconsistencies in his story about who he was and how he got there. When they confronted him about the inconsistent statements he admitted that he had given them a false name and that his true identity was:
Christopher Thompson.” He admitted to the deputies that had an active Violation of Probation warrant from Pickens County from an original charge of kidnapping. Thompson was taken in to custody and is being held for Pickens County.
During their investigation Fugitive Apprehension deputies obtained information that Thompson had been seen earlier in a 2002 Burgundy Chevrolet Blazer. Deputies located the vehicle in a wooded area near the residence and learned that the vehicle had been reported as stolen from Lamar County.
Based on evidence obtained from the crime scene video in Barnesville, it was determined that Thompson fit the description of the vehicle theft suspect and he will be facing those charges in Lamar County.
Sheriff Darrel Dix said: “The Fugitive Apprehension Unit did an outstanding job in this instance. By being persistent, noting the signs of deception they saw, and following up, they were able to locate two wanted suspects from other jurisdictions, recover a stolen vehicle, and gather enough information to aid in charging one of the suspects with the theft of the vehicle. The Sheriff also said: “I’m proud of those guys, and all the other Sheriff’s Office employees for the hard work they do every day.”