Manhunt ends with arrest

CORDELE, Ga. — Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Caleb James, a 26-year-old male,

Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock talks about the manhunt in the county Thursday morning. Photo/WSST

a resident of Laurens County at approximately 8:10 a.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019, after K-9

Driver’s license photo of Caleb James.

Track. Deputies also arrested Kristi Riley, 42-year-old female, a resident of Laurens County at approximately 6:50 a. m. Thursday, February 28, 2019. 

At approximately 6:40 a.m. Deputy Malinda Bair attempted to assist a stranded motorist on GA HWY 280 West. The occupants requested assistance jump starting the vehicle. Crisp County Communications E-911 indicated both occupants had outstanding warrants. Caleb James is wanted for a Parole Violation, and Kristi Riley is wanted for a Failure to Appear. A brief physical altercation

ensued after Deputy Bair attempted to place James

Caleb James after being taken into custody by deputies with the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office. Photo/CCSO.

under arrest. James fled into a field in the vicinity of Georgia Veterans State Park on HWY 280 West. Crisp County Sheriff’s Office K-9 begin tracking at 7:26 a.m. After a short foot chase, James was placed under arrest and

transported to the Crisp County Detention Center. 

“I would like to thank the men and women of this agency, Georgia State Patrol Post 30, Georgia Department of Public Safety Motor Carrier Division, Laurens County Sheriff Dean, and Laurens County Parole for their assistance this morning,” stated Sheriff Hancock.