In the early morning hours of June 22, 2015 Upson County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle near South Church Street in Thomaston. The vehicle fled and continued to travel down South Church and wrecked near the intersection of Wiley Street and South Church Street. Two black males exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Both the Thomaston Police Department and Upson County Sheriff’s Office gave chase on foot with negative contact with the males. Hours later a woman was approached on Upson Avenue by a black male who held a gun to her and demanded her car and other items while she was on her front porch. The victim was able to get free from the suspect and the armed suspect fled away running toward South Green Street. Several minutes later a male was approached while he was in his driveway on Greenwood Avenue in the city limits of Thomaston by a black male who pointed a gun at him and demanded his money and vehicle. The victim turned over an amount of currency along with his keys to his vehicle. The victim was placed in a room connected to his garage by the armed suspect and the suspect fled away in his silver 2011 Toyota Avalon.
This case is still active and the Thomaston Police CID Unit is still in the process of collecting evidence. A suspect has been identified in this case and arrest warrants are pending. This information will be released as soon as possible and we appreciate your patients in this matter. This department is dedicated and will utilize any and all resources necessary to ensure the individuals that committed these violent acts will be brought to justice.
UPDATED PRESS RELEASE
June 25, 2015
On January 23, 2015 the Thomaston Police Department CID Unit identified and took out felony arrest warrants against Terence BIGGERS Jr. of Columbus, GA for several offenses including two counts of Armed Robbery, two counts of Aggravated Assault, kidnapping, Motor Vehicle Hijacking, Criminal Attempt Armed Robbery, Theft by taking Motor Vehicle, Possession of firearm used in the commission of a crime, and possession of a Stolen Vehicle. Our Intel led us to believe that BIGGERS was headed to Columbus area after the theft of the vehicle on Greenwood Drive in Thomaston. The Thomaston Police Departments CID Unit made contact with the United States Marshalls Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in reference to the apprehension of BIGGERS. On June 24, 2015 at approximately 10:30 p.m. the United States Marshalls office notified Lt. Pippin that BIGGERS has been captured and arrested in an apartment complex in the Columbus GA area.