Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a call of a suspicious person on Buford Place just before 11:30PM Thursday night. It was reported to deputies that were headed to the location, three young, black males were pulling on car doors on Buford Place.

As one of the deputies was traveling in the 600 block of Pionono Avenue, which is not far from Buford Place, he saw three young black males walking. As the deputy turned around to make contact with the males, they started running away from the area. Deputy Christopher Sherrell was able to catch one of the males as he chased him on foot down Roff Avenue onto the train tracks and under a bridge. A Bibb Sheriff’s Investigator, who was off-duty at the time, heard the radio traffic and quickly responded to the scene. Investigator Leroy Howard caught the other two males on Roy Street and detained them. One of the males, identified as 18 year old Dontravius Moore, of Macon, was in possession of an electronic tablet, which he had concealed under some clothing. As deputies checked information on the tablet, a name and contact number was found. Deputies contacted the individual and discovered that the tablet was in her vehicle which was parked on Clayton Street. When she went out to check her vehicle, she found the tablet missing. Moore also had other items in his possession. All three males were taken to the District 3 Patrol office for further questioning. The other two males were identified as 18 year old Martez Gardner, of Macon and a 16 year old male juvenile, of Macon.

After being questioned by investigators, all three suspects were charged with Entering an Auto. Moore and the juvenile were charged additionally with criminal trespass and obstruction. Moore and Gardner were transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. Moore has a bond of $3,250.00. Gardner has a bond of $1,300.00.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information in reference to the incident is urged to contact the Bibb Sheriff’s Office at 478-751 -7500 and ask to leave a message for the on-call property investigator or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.