Bibb County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to the 100 block of N. Laura Ann Place, in regards to a male attempting to enter an auto at 6:43 a.m.

The caller told dispatch that the male was possibly still in the area, and gave a description of the individual.  The caller also told dispatch the male was walking towards Forest Hill Road.

Patrol deputies located the male, matching the description given, walking on Forest Hill Road. The male attempted to flee on foot as soon as he saw deputies, but was apprehended a short time later.

When deputies searched a bag that the male was carrying, they located three handguns, loose cash, rolls of change, and other items. All three handguns were run through NCIC, and were not reported stolen at the time of this incident.

Another patrol deputy was working a separate entering auto investigation at the Carriage Hills Apartments. The victim of that incident reported that his handgun was stolen from his vehicle. Patrol deputies were able to determine that one of the handguns in the suspect’s possession was the handgun that was taken during the incident at Carriage Hills Apartments. Deputies returned the handgun to its rightful owner.

The male individual was identified as 22-year-old Amari Tyree Crockett, of Macon. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for the charges of (1 count) Criminal Attempt to Commit a Felony, (3 counts) Possession of Firearm during a Commission of or Attempt to Commit Certain Felonies, and (1 count ) Willful Obstruction-Misdemeanor. Crockett currently has a bond of $19,700.00. Additional charges are pending.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public to always make sure that your vehicle is locked, and to remove your valuables from inside your vehicle. If you see something suspicious, or find that your vehicle has been burglarized, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

Anyone with information in reference to this incident is asked to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.