Special to the Enterprise
The Brantley Enterprise has learned that a Brantley County fugitive wanted on several warrants who escaped an extensive manhunt in southwest Glynn County by local and state police on the ground and in the air Monday, has been captured by Glynn officials.
The search, which began after 5 p.m. and went on well past 9 p.m., commenced when two suspects fled a residence at 495 Old Brookman Road and while the search did not include Brantley officials it drew questions from Brantley residents about the activity just across the county line.
The two suspects who bolted from the house were Jeremiah Bennett, who is wanted by the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office on a number of warrants, and Gerald Ashley Smith.
Smith tripped and fell while trying to flee and was quickly taken into custody, but Bennett made it to the woods and was able to evade police the rest of the night.
Smith was charged with the alleged manufacture of methamphetamine, a homemade stimulant sold on the streets, after police found an alleged meth lab inside the Brookman Roley.
Bennett is wanted in Brantley County on warrants for robbery, aggravated battery and possession of a firearm by a felon. He also is wanted for allegedly manufacturing meth.