After five reported early Tuesday morning business burglaries in District Three (list included below), patrol deputies spotted a suspicious vehicle coming from behind El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant, 4646 Forsyth Road, at 3:45am. When the deputy attempted to make a traffic stop, the driver of the vehicle refused to stop and led the deputy on a chase. Deputies chased the vehicle to a church in the 3100 block of Westover Drive where the vehicle stopped and three black male occupants ran from the vehicle into a wooded area. Deputies chased the suspects on foot, catching one suspect in the woods. He was identified as 17-year-old Eimyre Poole. After surveillance footage was reviewed from the businesses burglarized on Northside Drive and after being questioned by investigators, Poole was charged with two counts of burglary, theft by receiving stolen property and obstruction. It was also determined the vehicle Poole ran from was a stolen vehicle and those charges will be included as the investigation continues. He was transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.
While deputies were out on Westover Drive with the stolen vehicle and Poole, they noticed a gold Infinity that circled the block several times. Deputies stopped this vehicle to question the driver and ran the driver’s information through the computer database and determined he had a suspended license. The driver, identified as Bernard Miller, refused to get out of the car and instead rolled up his window and began to flee, almost striking deputies who were standing near the vehicle. Miller placed his vehicle in reverse and then forward several times and almost hit patrol cars. While deputies jumped out of the way, another deputy slammed the rear of the fleeing vehicle with his flashlight, making an audible thud sound. The deputy used his flashlight to hit the car in an attempt to get the driver’s attention and to alert him that deputies were that close to his vehicle and to distract him from other deputies converging on the vehicle. After a brief pursuit, all suspects were taken into custody. No shots were fired and no one was injured in this incident. Deputies showed remarkable restraint in dealing with suspects who, based on the video that has emerged, showed no regard whatsoever for the lives of responding law enforcement. Miller was taken into custody at Lamont St and Mimosa Dr. and charged with Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer (2 Counts), Fleeing and Eluding, Possession of Marijuana – Less Than an Ounce and Driving with a Suspended License.
Miller’s connection to Poole, if any, is one aspect of the investigation.
Investigators do believe Poole and his accomplices are responsible for the string of early morning burglaries. Poole is still being questioned but his three accomplices are still at large. Investigators are asking anyone with information about Poole and the three men who fled the stolen vehicle to contact the Sheriff’s Office. Attached are photos from the surveillance footage.
Anyone with information about Poole and the other burglary suspects is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500.
TUESDAY BURGLARIES BELIEVED TO BE COMMITTED BY POOLE AND HIS ASSOCIATES
3841 Northside Dr (Growler Spot) and 3823 Northside Dr (A&T Northside Cleaners) were broken into by four black males at the same time. On the security camera, the suspects were males wearing hoods and t-shirts around their faces along with gloves came running from around the backside of the plaza. The group then split into 2 groups of 2 with 1 of each group carrying a brick. Both pairs then simultaneously broke out a window to each business and then entered.
2940 Riverside Dr (Quality Computers) had the front glass window smashed in by a large cement block. The suspects originally tried to enter through the front door but were unsuccessful. Suspects then entered into the business and took several tablets from one of the glass cases. The Owner Brad Spiegel said that more damage was caused to his business then what was taken. Suspects are believed to be the same ones from Northside Dr.
While checking businesses and looking for the Burglary Suspects that were in the District 3 area, deputies discovered that 3001 Vineville Ave (Subway) had the front glass door broken out.
Security footage confirms that the suspects were the same suspects from the Northside Dr incident.
While Investigating the Burglary at Subway it was discovered that 2983 Vineville Ave (American Fave) had also been burglarized by smashing a glass door.