Possible pivot thieves arrested after pursuit

Tammie Alford arrested after chase. / Colquitt County Jail

A man who led Doerun Police on a chase into Worth County is behind bars, along with a female passenger who was banned from the city.

Monday morning Doerun Police Chief Shane Fulford attempted to pull over David Jackson, 47, when the suspect kept going. The man had a warrant for his arrest and was driving with a suspended license.

Tammie Alford, a passenger in the truck, was banned from the city of Doerun.

Doerun police followed the two several miles into Worth County when a deputy with the Worth County Sheriff's Office deployed stop sticks, blowing out three of the four tires on the truck. This caused the vehicle to slow down.

Both Jackson and Alford were arrested after pulling over on Downing Road. They are now booked into the Colquitt County Jail.

Police officials discovered several pieces of metal in the back of David Jackson's truck. There were several six to seven foot sections of metal piping and copper tubing that had been cut and also a copper wire that had been previously burnt off.

Farmers are asked to check their pivots and see if anything is missing and contact authorities if they believe they are a victim of these thefts.

David Jackson informed Worth County deputies that the metal come out of Colquitt County.