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FOUND: Bo Dukes taken into custody in Irwin County

Dukes was located at a family member's house in Irwin County.

UPDATE (12:06am): 

Bo Dukes' aunt and uncle sent WMAZ the following statement. 

“Our family would like to thank all the local and state law enforcement for the safe capture of Bo Dukes. The citizens of Wilcox, Ben Hill, and Irwin counties can feel safe and secure with the level of professionalism exhibited by our law enforcement. The family remains steadfast in our belief that justice should and will be served. We are extremely sorry for the pain that has been inflicted by Bo’s actions. This most recent event just rubs the scab from a deep wound in our heart and soul that will never heal.”

-Randy Hudson and Suzanne Conner


A Facebook post from the Wilcox County Sheriff's Office says that Bo Dukes was taken into custody Saturday afternoon. 

Chief Inspector John Edgar with U.S. Marshals says multiple agencies including members of several local authorities and the GBI were all involved with the apprehension of Dukes on Saturday. 

Edgar says Dukes was located at a family member's house in Irwin County.

Irwin County Sheriff's Office and the Ocilla Police Department were watching the house and saw Dukes when he showed up. Dukes was then captured without incident around 5:30 p.m.

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Dukes has been on the run since New Year's Day after he allegedly committed rape charges, according to the Warner Robins Police Department.

Officers believe he took two women to a home on Charlestown Way in Bonaire under the threat of violence and sexually assaulted them at gunpoint.

Bo Dukes is also the man charged with helping accused Tara Grinstead killer Ryan Duke hide her body.

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