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Task Force captures wanted man

Willie James Bush was captured by a multi-agency task force Wednesday on Lucile Street. (Special Photo)

Willie James Bush was captured by a multi-agency task force Wednesday on Lucile Street. (Special Photo)

ALBANY — A multi-agency task force apprehended a wanted fugitive Wednesday at 319 A Lucile Street. The raid also resulted in three drug arrests.

Willie James Bush, 37, surrendered without incident after being surrounded by units of the Georgia State Patrol, Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit, U.S. Marshals, the Dougherty County Police Department and parole officers.

Bush was wanted on charges stemming from a high speed chase earlier this month after taking the GSP on a high speed car chase before wrecking his vehicle and eluding the troopers.

Bush is charged with obstruction or hindering a law enforcement officer, fleeing or attempting to elude, reckless driving, driving on the wrong side of the road, failure to maintain lane, driving on a suspended license, no seat belt, four counts of failure to stop for a red light, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The Albany Police Department was also looking for Bush on charges of theft by taking, making terroristic threats and acts, and battery against his girlfriend.

Three other people were also arrested at the residence on drug charges.

ADDU Commander Maj. Bill Berry said Bush’s brother, Santiago Bush, Heather Stowe and Charles Connell were all charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of meth with intent to distribute.

All four are currently being held at the Dougherty County Jail.