On September 21, Baxley Police Chief Jeffery Taylor initiated a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle at the Key West Inn. The vehicle fled the area and was pursued by Chief Taylor, Lt. Hendrix and Sgt. Rozier. The chase spanned over nine miles, ending in a cotton field at the end of Hoppy Trail. The suspect, Charles Michael Librizzi, was taken into custody and found to be in possession of a large quantity of suspected methamphetamine.
Librizzi was also wanted by the Screven County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation as a suspect in a murder case, which occurred on September 20, in Sylvania. Librizzi is also charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, fleeing and attempting to elude police officers, along with other traffic offenses.
Chief Taylor wishes to thank the Appling County Sheriff’s Office for assistance.