A harrowing chase ended with two alleged burglars in custody and and elderly woman as the one responsible for their capture.
Just before 9:00 a.m. last Thursday morning, Betty Nail called E-911 and told dispatchers that she was chasing down two men that she believed broke into her late husband’s business, the old Nail Sandblasting company located off Hwy. 182 West, north of Magnolia Speedway.
The two men, identified as Jermarco Poindexter, 35, of 202 Pandora Dr. and Andy Thomas, 40 of 96 Kimberly Lane, fled the scene when they saw Nail approaching.
Nail followed the two all the way into Artesia, keeping a close chase until Lowndes County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived and pulled the truck over. Laden down with piles of scrap metal and copper wire, the pick-up truck that Poindexter and Thomas were driving began to smoke and sputter before breaking down on the side of the road. Deputies detained the two suspects and took them into custody fro questioning. According to Sgt, James Faris with the Sheriff’s Department, Poindexter and Thomas were arrested and each charged with one count burglary of a commercial building. They both received a 10,000 dollar bond.1