2 Macon teens lead deputies on chase, both face multiple charges

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Two Macon teenagers face multiple charges as they fled deputies on a moped.

Deputies say the incident happened on July 17 around 10 p.m.

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Authorities identified the driver as 19-year-old Marcus Ervin Hopkins Jr., of Macon. They also identified the passenger as 17-year-old Marcus Dion Rivers Jr., of Macon.

Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies were patrolling the Antioch Road area near Heard Avenue when they saw the moped with the two riders run a stop sign. Authorities say that neither Hopkins nor Rivers wore a helmet.

Deputies say they attempted to stop the moped, but Hopkins would not stop.



Authorities say that Hopkins and Rivers fled from deputies into Pendleton Homes at 3401 Houston Avenue. After a short foot chase, deputies arrested both suspects.

Deputies took Rivers to the Bibb County Jail and charged him with the following:

  • Felony Fleeing and Eluding Peace Officers
  • Obstruction of Peace Officer
  • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute
  • Traffic Violations

Authorities set Rivers’s bond at $6,985.00.

Deputies also took Hopkins to the Bibb County Jail.  Authorities charged him with the following:

  • Felony Fleeing and Eluding Peace Officer
  • Obstruction of Peace Officer
  • Reckless Driving
  • 4 counts of Failure to Stop at Stop Sign
  • Driving While Unlicensed
  • Operating a Moped without a Helmet

Authorities set Hopkins’s bond at $9,275.00.

Anyone with information

If you have any information about this incident, call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500. You can also call the Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.