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Dougherty police officials: Wanted man turns himself in

ALBANY, Ga. — Derrick Lavar Bush turned himself in to authorities and now faces a long list of charges such as armed robbery, burglary, theft by taking, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, Dougherty County Police Sgt. Chad Kirkpatrick said.

Bush joins Janice Lee Jenkins and Tyrone Sutton Jr. in the Dougherty County Jail. They face the same charges after a 2 a.m. Sept. 28 robbery at 1252 Nixon Drive.

Officers caught Jenkins and Sutton at the crime scene, but Bush managed to elude capture. At that time, Kirkpatrick said that Bush was “the one with the gun” and should be considered armed and dangerous.

According to reports, Bush and his associates kicked in the door, then Bush put a gun to James Chastain’s head and demanded money. Chastain managed to pull out his cell phone and punch in 911 during the attack.

Bush, reports added, threatened to kill Chastain and grabbed the phone to disconnect the call. The three robbers than ran away with the phone and no money.

Kirkpatrick said at the time he didn’t have any money to give them.