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Long County nabs wanted felon
Allen Michael Benton was arrested. - photo by Photo provided.

The Long County Sheriff’s Office nabbed a wanted felon after the man fled on foot during an attempted traffic stop.

Ludowici Police Officers attempted to make a traffic stop Monday evening around 8:30 p.m. The vehicle pulled into the parking lot of a store on North Main Street and Georgia Highway 38 and the driver exited the car taking off on foot.

Ludowici Police requested assistance from the Long County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. David Horton, Cpl. Jake Durham, Advanced deputy Keldon McCrary with his K-9 officer Lizzy, Cpl. Derek Howard, and Advanced deputy Tony Fowler, responded to the request.

While waiting for assistance Ludowici Police ran the tag to discover the card registered to Allen Michael Benton, 23 of Pembroke. Benton has an outstanding felony warrant out of Bulloch County.

The Long County deputies and K-9 officer tracked Benton into the woods. Within 15 minutes the deputies had captured Benton who had attempted to conceal himself with leaves and thick bushes.

The suspect was handed over to Ludowici Police. The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office was notified of Benton’s capture.

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