Bibb deputies arrest Byron man in stolen truck after chase

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Bibb County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Byron man in a stolen vehicle after a pursuit Thursday.

The Sheriff’s Office says Centerville Police reported a black Chevrolet truck was stolen, and the truck’s GPS showed its location near Magnolia Court Hotel Houston Road. 

When Bibb deputies arrived at the hotel, they say the driver, 42-year-old Obie Toliver III, led them on a brief pursuit heading south on Hawkinsville Road. 

Deputies say Tolliver then turned onto Barnes Ferry Road, jumped out of the truck, and ran into the woods. Bibb Sheriff’s deputies later caught and arrested Toliver.

Obie Toliver III charges

Authorities took Toliver to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center. They charged him with:

  • Theft by Receiving Stolen Property-Felony
  • Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer for a Felony Offense
  • several traffic offenses

Also, authorities set Toliver’s bond at $8300.

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office and Crimestoppers

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