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Wanted fugitive captured in McDuffie County

Rodrick Cox
Rodrick Cox(WRDW)
Published: Mar. 25, 2021 at 5:43 PM EDT
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THOMSON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Authorities have captured a man they were seeking on suspicion of kidnapping, robbery and other offenses.

Roddrick Cox was captured around 5:25 p.m. according to authorities.

He was wanted in Lincoln County on charges that include kidnapping, armed robbery, family violence and theft by taking.

According to Lincoln County authorities, on March 19, Cox and his wife had an argument, and he prevented her from leaving their home. Children were also in the home at the time. Law enforcement were called to the home and Cox fled the residence.

Officials say Cox later returned to steal a car from the home. The car belonged to Cox’s father-in-law.

Officials believed Cox was frequently traveling between McDuffie and Lincoln counties.

Cox later returned a second time to Lincoln County to take his mother’s car. That car was found abandoned on Monday night, officials say.

Officials also located the father-in-law’s car abandoned on Wednesday night in McDuffie County.

Officials say a deputy spotted him at a home on White Oak Road in Thomson, near Thomson High School. The school was closed by that time.

The McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office said he ran from a deputy, and police dogs tracked him down as he tried to double back to the house.

He was arrested on Moose Club Road and Augusta Highway. He is currently being held a jail in Lincoln County.

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