Suspect surrenders to police

Maceo Hayes

Maceo Hayes

ALBANY, Ga. -- A man believed to have been the suspect who led drug agents on a chase through downtown Albany after they attempted to serve a search warrant on his home, has surrendered, officials say.

Maceo Hayes, 42, surrendered to police Saturday.

Hayes is facing a laundry list of charges that stem from an April 23 incident in which he spotted Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit agents pulling up to his apartment on the 200 block of Roosevelt Alley and sped off, prompting a chase that meandered through downtown before Hayes was able to lose the agents in the Rawson Circle neighborhood.

During the chase, Hayes reportedly tossed table-top scales from his vehicle. The scales are commonly used to weigh drugs, ADDU Commander Maj. Bill Berry said.

After leading agents up and down Jefferson Street, Pine Avenue, and Davis Street, the suspect was able to duck into the Rawson Circle neighborhood and elude police. Later that day, Berry said that agents found the blue Dodge Avenger Hayes was believed to be driving at the Winn Dixie on U.S. Highway 19 North in Lee County, but Hayes was not around.

"While he was blowing through just about every intersection, stop sign and red light, we had to slow down and go through the intersections safely, and he just pulled away and then turned on Fourth Avenue and went into the Rawson Circle area and just vanished," Berry said.

According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Hayes has a lengthy previous criminal history.

In Dougherty County, he has previous convictions for simple battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, criminal damage to property, burglary and three separate convictions for cocaine possession. He's been convicted of cocaine possession in Lee County and burglary in Muscogee County, according to the GADOC website.


Abytaxpayer 11 months, 3 weeks ago

What is this? Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. O no Sherwood this citizen did not do a background check and does NOT even have a CC permit. YET he has a gun! Laws are only for the Law Abiding NOT the Criminals.


FryarTuk 11 months, 2 weeks ago

There was a rumor that he bought the gun off the internet with a stolen credit card. Can you confirm that?


Abytaxpayer 11 months, 2 weeks ago

@ Fry …I’ll play a little devil’s advocate here: Try buying a gun on the internet from a legal gun shop. Not as easy as they would have you believe!
Now I am sure Criminals do use the internet to buy guns from other criminals and maybe even an irresponsible gun owner. But criminals also use the internet to learn to build bombs. So how do you stop criminals from using the internet? Ban its use by everyone? Are you willing to give up your unrestricted use of the internet just so it MIGHT stop one criminal from using it also. We have got to start punishing criminals and stop babying them. Take a look a the jail booking reports. Parole-violation after Parole-violation after Parole-violation. The laws are not deterring the criminals.


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