Bibb County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies arrested an individual during a “Burglary in Progress” call, Tuesday morning.

At around 3:45a.m., the Macon-Bibb 911 Center received a call that an individual broke the front glass of the Family Food Store, located at 2793 Montpelier Avenue. The individual entered the store and was attempting to steal items when deputies arrived.  

The individual fled the store on foot and led deputies on a brief foot pursuit.  The individual was apprehended near Brentwood Avenue and Churchill Street, without incident.

The suspect was identified as 50-year-old Donald Hammonds. He was charged in connection with this burglary and was being sought by Bibb Sheriff’s Property Investigators in connection with several other Commercial Burglaries and Theft Investigations that occurred in the Napier Avenue and Pio Nono Avenue areas.

Hammonds was arrested in connection with the following incidents.

June 16, 2021, Burglary-(Felony) of the CVS, located at 1390 Pio Nono Avenue

October 3, 2021, Burglary-(Felony) of the Family Dollar, located at 800 Pio Nono Avenue

October 23, 2021,Burglary-(Felony) of the Dollar General Store, located at 3407 Napier Avenue

October 25, 2021, Burglary-(Felony) of the Dollar General Store, located at 3407 at Napier Avenue

October 26, 2021, Theft by Shoplifting- (Felony) (Convicted of three or more previous shopliftings) at the Neighborhood Grocery, located at 3102 Napier Avenue

November 1, 2021, Theft by Shoplifting- (Felony) (Convicted of three or more previous shopliftings)  and Criminal Damage to Property-( Felony)  at the Exxon, located at 3484 Napier Avenue

November 2, 2021,Burglary-(Felony) at the Family Foods, located at 2793 Montpelier Avenue

Additional charges are pending. Hammonds is currently being held, without bond, in the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at (478) 751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.