A driver, who sped away from a traffic stop in Richmond Hill and tried to lose officers on Fort Stewart, has been captured.
The incident started about noon on Highway 144 at I-95, according to Richmond Hill Police Chief of Detectives Maj. Mike Albritton. He said an officer stopped a blue Nissan with Florida tags for an alleged defective brake light.
But the driver, later identified as Robert Lightsey, 26, sped off as the officer was about to take the Lightsey's license. Two passengers were in the car with him.
Lightsey allegedly drove west on 144 onto Fort Stewart. The officer began to chase, Albritton said, but was told to back off.
GSP Trooper Eric Wilkes, who assisted in the search, said Lightsey did elude arrest at first when he pulled onto a tank trail and hid. Georgia State Patrol, Military Police and Liberty County deputies sealed off intersections and tank trails.
Wilkes said MPs and post game wardens saw two people, who turned out to be the passengers, walking. They tried to run off, but were apprehended. Lightsey was with his vehicle when MPs spotted him. He also tried to run, but was also apprehended.
Albritton said Lightsey claimed he had recently ingested crack cocaine and was complaining of chest pains. He was taken to a Savannah hospital, where he was to be served with a summons for fleeing and attempting to elude officers and a suspended license, he also has a warrant for his arrest out of Florida. Albritton said Florida authorities will be notified.