Humphrey/Bolston

An eight-count indictment, charging a pair of Milledgeville men with assorted crimes, including armed robbery and the hijacking of a motor vehicle, recently was returned by a Baldwin County grand jury.

The two men were identified as Laquavion Bolston, 18, of the 400 block of East McIntosh Street; and Cameron River Humphrey, 19, of 1800 block of Holly Hill Road, according to records made public by Baldwin County Clerk of Superior Court Mitch Longino.

The two men were jointly indicted on the following charges: armed robbery, hijacking of a motor vehicle, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, court records show.

Grand jurors also indicted Bolston on several other charges. Those charges included: theft by receiving stolen property, and three counts of obstruction of a law enforcement officer.

The two men were arrested following a car chase back on September 21 with deputies from the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. The chase ended when the driver lost control of the car and slammed into a tree.

After wrecking the car, the driver, later identified as Bolston, jumped out and ran away on foot from deputies.

Deputy Kevin Veal reported that he spotted a 2018 Ford Focus, described as white, traveling along Ivey Weaver Road near the intersection of North Jefferson Street on Sept. 21. The deputy said in his report that the car matched the description of a one involved in an armed robbery case.

Veal said he attempted to make a traffic stop on the driver of the car, but to no avail.

Seconds later, Veal notified an E-911 dispatcher that he was involved in a vehicle pursuit and that he turned on his blue lights and siren.

Another deputy, identified as Ernesto Lopez, assisted Veal in the car chase.

During the chase, Bolston reportedly turned onto several streets and roads before he traveled down Holly Hill Road and eventually onto Tanglewood Road.

Veal said Bolston ran several stop signs during the chase, which came to an abrupt halt when Bolston later made a right turn onto Twin Oak Road and slammed into a tree.

The driver quickly jumped out of the car and ran away on foot, Veal said.

It led to an immediate search of the area for the suspect by deputies, as well as officers with the Milledgeville Police Department.

Both of the suspects were later taken into custody by authorities.

The case was presented to grand jurors by Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Stephen A. Bradley. Detective Phillip Carl Vinson of the Milledgeville Police Department, meanwhile, is helping prosecute the defendants in the case.

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