Onlooker helps deputies nab Lake City burglary suspect

Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 5:26 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 5:26 p.m.

A civilian helped nab a burglary suspect in Columbia County Tuesday by following the man’s car and relaying information to deputies, according to a report.

Deputies were responding to a call about a burglary in progress at 1850 SE County Road 252 in Lake City when the citizen contacted the agency with information about the suspect’s location and vehicle description.

Deputies tried to stop the vehicle but the driver, Robert Carroll Brock, refused to stop. After a brief chase, during which deputies say Brock tried to run into law enforcement and civilian vehicles, Brock jumped from the moving car and tried to run away.

He ran into woods off of SW Salem Road, where he was soon caught, the report said.

Brock was arrested on charges of burglary, aggravated battery, resisting arrest, assault and violation of probation. he was being held without bond on Wednesday at the Columbia County jail.

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