High-speed chase leads to theft arrests in Banks County

Banks County deputies arrested two people following a brief high-speed chase that ended in a wreck and foot pursuit.

The incident started on September 15 when a license plate reader picked up a stolen vehicle entering the county.

Deputies located the vehicle in the area of Yonah Homer Road at Rock Springs Road and initiated a traffic stop.

“The driver failed to yield and fled at a high rate of speed,” says Banks County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Austin Bond. “The driver lost control of the vehicle while traveling on Peyton Road and crashed into a ditch near the area of Sample Scales Road.”

After wrecking, the driver and passenger fled on foot in opposite directions.

Deputies quickly apprehended the driver, Justin Sailors, 26, of Commerce.

The K9 team was deployed and located the passenger, Alisha Buice, 33, of Maysville.

Both suspects were placed under arrest. Deputies charged them with theft by receiving stolen property, fleeing and eluding, obstruction of justice, and possession of marijuana.

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