2017-08-09 / Front Page

High speed chase ends in Emanuel County

By Diana Royal

Ceamoyre Bostic Ceamoyre Bostic A high speed pursuit on Friday night ended with a foot chase and a Taser.

Around 9 p. m. on Aug. 4, Ceamoyre Bostic, 27, of Swainsboro, fled from deputies after making a U-turn to avoid a road check set up at the intersection of Burke Veterans Parkway and Davis Road.

According to Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard of the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, when deputies called in the tag number on the gray Camry, “it was determined that the occupants possibly had warrants for felony drug distribution and murder.”

Several law enforcement officers joined the pursuit, which continued through Midville and into Emanuel County. At times Bostic reached speeds topping 100 miles per hour, while forcing several vehicles off the road and turning off the Camry’s headlights. The pursuit ended approximately 54 miles later, when Georgia State Patrol troopers deployed stop sticks. The sticks struck both of the Camry’s front tires, causing the vehicle to stop on Modoc Road in Swainsboro. According to the report, Bostic ran to a nearby home where he yelled, “This is my momma’s house,” and refused to comply with law enforcement commands. BCSO Cpt. Jason Vinson was then forced to use his Taser.

Chief Blanchard said the other occupant of the vehicle was not apprehended. According to the report, the suspect was a black male wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. Swainsboro Police Department said that a homicide suspect with the last name Corley was associated with the vehicle, the report said.

During the various road checks, Chief Blanchard said a total of 82 warnings were issued, as well as 19 citations. The Motor Carrier Compliance Division for the State of Georgia also assisted and issued a number of citations to the drivers of 18-wheelers, putting two out of service for driving many hours above their alloted time.

Other agencies participating were Waynesboro, Harlem and Paine College police departments, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Georgia State Patrol (Sylvania and Grovetown posts), the sheriff's offices of Richmond, Jenkins and Effingham counties and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

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