Search underway for man in Laurens County home invasion

LAURENS COUNTY - UPDATE: The suspect that evaded capture after a woman came home and noticed him and another man in the act of burglarizing her home is still at large, but has been identified, according to the Laurens County Sheriff's Office.  

The suspect at large was identified as William Jerome Coleman, 19. When he is apprehended, he will be charged with first degree burglary. 

Deputies have also identified the suspect who was captured near the scene as Malique Mills, 18, of Dublin. He has been charged with first degree burglary. 

According to LCSO, Laurens Co. 911 received a call of a burglary in progress at a home on Windsong Drive in east Laurens Co. A joint team from the LCSO, the Dublin Police Department and the Department of Community Supervision responded to the scene. 

When police arrived, Mills and Coleman fled the scene, but Mills was soon captured. Coleman ran into a wooded area and avoided police. 

Police searched the area with help from Georgia State Patrol helicopters and K-9 units. Police have also found a car believed to have been used by Mills and Coleman. 

Anyone with information on the case or Coleman's location is asked to contact Laurens Co. 911.

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Officers in Laurens County have one man in custody and are searching for a second after a home invasion this morning.

It happened around 9:30 Thursday morning at a home in the Highway 29-US 80 area, near East Dublin.

Dublin Police Chief Tim Chatman says a woman noticed two men in her house. The man took off and the woman called police.

One man was caught soon after, but officers are still looking for the other.

No one was injured.

Chatman referred further questions to the Laurens County Sheriff's Office. We could not reach Sheriff Bill Harrell for comment.

 

(© 2016 WMAZ)


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