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Two Bryan men arrested after chase
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Security camera footage posted on the Pooler PD Facebook page of two men robbing The Lottery Machine Store in Pooler. Authorities believe they arrested the men responsible after a chase through three counties.

Editor's note: Mug shots of the two men were not immediately available when this story was posted. 

Two men from Bryan County were reportedly arrested Wednesday morning after a high speed chase through Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties ended on I-16.

Dylan Patrick Boone, 25, and Leonard Sam Caldwell III, 47, allegedly robbed The Lottery Machine Store in Pooler around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Pooler police posted photos of the men on the department’s Facebook page.

The chase was reportedly sparked when the men were spotted at a Pooler bank.

Update: A Bryan County Sheriff's Office report by Deputy Daryl Burns from Wednesday morning said he was on I-16 west when he heard on the Georgia State Patrol radio band that authorities were chasing armed robbery suspects "in a stolen vehicle headed toward our county on I-16 west bound." 

The report said Burns stationed his car at a turnaround point "at the 144.5 mile marker to see if they were going to make it into our county. As units passed under the old Cuyler overpass the gold Ford swerved into the Effingham unit that was positioning himself beside it. The two units hit went into the median and came back out on I-16 and the driver of the Ford stopped at the entrance of the west bound scales, where the driver and passenger were taken into custody by Pooler PD, who also towed the vehicle."

Both men were booked into Chatham County jail on a number of charges. Caldwell faces charges of armed robbery, fleeing or attempting to elude, reckless driving, possession of synthetic marijuana, tampering with evidence, failing to maintain his lane, abandonment of drugs and driving on a suspended or revoked license.

Boone is charged with kidnapping and armed robbery, according to his booking report.

Both the Bryan County Sheriff's Office and Effingham Sheriff's Office were involved in the chase, as well as Pooler police and the Georgia State Patrol., according to Savannah media. 

Additionally, Caldwell allegedly forged his mother’s signature on three of her checks worth a total of $290, and used her debit card for Western Union purchases of $92, $142.50 and an ATM withdrawal of $162.50, according to a Bryan County Sheriff’s Office incident report dated Aug. 20.

That report said his mother “had been hospitalized for some time and had just noticed that a substantial amount of money was missing from her account.”

It also said she wanted to press charges but was worried her son would react violently. 

Deputies filed for an arrest warrant for Caldwell, the report said.

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