Teens in Stolen Car Arrested After Fleeing From Authorities

12:49 PM, Oct 31, 2013   |    comments
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Two teens were arrested by Bibb County sheriff's deputies Thursday morning after attempting to flee from authorities in a stolen car.

A resident in the Timber Ridge subdivision in south Bibb County spotted the teens after 4 a.m. going through his neighbors car, according to a sheriff's office news release.

The resident went outside, called out to the suspects and they ran off and entered a light blue Ford Edge that was parked on the street.

Deputies arrived within minutes and spotted the car. The suspects made a left turn on Hartley Bridge Road and entered a curve near Bonanza Drive where they lost control and flipped over into a ditch, the news release stated.

The driver, Zashon Eugene Morant, 17, climbed out of the car and ran. He was later caught hiding in nearby woods. The 15-year-old passenger tried to run after getting out of the car, but deputies captured him before he could get away, the news release stated.

Deputies contacted the owner of the Ford who told authorities they were unaware the car was missing.

The car was left unlocked with the keys inside, the news release stated.

The 15-year-old was turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice on charges of felony theft by receiving stolen auto, entering auto, felony fleeing and eluding and obstructing.

Morant is at the Bibb County jail on the same charges including criminal trespass and a separate juvenile incident.

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