Armed robbery charges have been filed against two Atlanta men in connection with the Sunday morning robbery of a convenience store in Milledgeville, local authorities say.
No one reportedly was injured during the robbery that happened shortly after 8 a.m. at the Save-N-Shop at 844 W. Montgomery St.
The two men believed responsible for the crime were arrested about an hour later following a high-speed chase where speeds reached more than 120 mph along a portion of Ga. Route 16 in Butts County. The chase ended in north Henry County along I-75 following a pit maneuver of the suspects’ car by Butts County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Trent Anderson.
One of the suspects ran away from authorities at the scene, but was quickly run down and apprehended by an officer with the Locust Grove Police Department, according to Butts County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Capt. Richard “Rick” Gandee.
The sheriff’s office identified the suspects as Dominique Callahan, and Miles Sanchez, both of Atlanta.
Callahan and Sanchez were formally charged Tuesday with one count each of armed robbery and one count each of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to Milledgeville Police Department spokeswoman Felicia Cummings via an email.
Prior to those charges being filed against the suspects, they already had been charged with a litany of crimes by the Butts County Sheriff’s Office.
Gandee told The Union-Recorder during a telephone interview Monday morning that Callahan was charged with the following offenses: fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, speeding, reckless driving, felony theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, driving with a suspended license, and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.
Sanchez, meanwhile, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.
The suspects still were being held in the Butts County Jail in Jackson as of Tuesday afternoon.
Milledgeville Police Officer Untimothy Roby responded to the 911 call about the store robbery.
The officer said a clerk at the store described the suspects that robbed the store of $3,722.23 from a cash register as being black and wearing black masks.
Gandee said certain evidence was recovered following the high-speed chase, such as money, a gun, masks, and gloves.