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      Duo connected to missing dump truck caught

      Johnson faces charges of receiving stolen property, obstruction of an officer and violation of probation. / Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

      Two men wanted in connection to a missing dump truck in Macon have been arrested after being spotted near exit 22 off of Interstate 75 Tuesday afternoon.

      Sheriff's deputies reinitiated the search, with one of the men being caught in the woods south of Shiloh Road and the other as he exited woods on Val Tech Road.

      After the arrest, the two men were identified as 30-year-old Jessie Atkinson and 24-year-old Justin Johnson. Johnson was transported to South Georgia Medical Center for treatment of exposure that he sustained during the overnight stay in the woods.

      Atkinson faces charges of receiving stolen property and obstruction of an officer.

      Johnson faces charges of receiving stolen property, obstruction of an officer and violation of probation.
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