A suspect wanted for the robbery and car jacking of a Thomaston man, and for the attempted robbery and car jacking of a Thomaston woman, was arrested in Columbus last Wednesday night by the U. S. Marshal’s Fugitive Squad. Terence King Biggers, Jr. of Columbus, who calls himself “Slimboss” on his Facebook page, will be transported by the Fugitive Squad from Columbus to the Upson County Jail, where he will face a number of charges.
According to Thomaston Police Lieutenant Andrew Pippin, the escapade actually began Sunday night in Macon, where Biggers and another suspect allegedly stole a car. The pair were driving through Thomaston when they stopped for gas. An Upson County Sheriff’s Deputy allegedly witnessed them running a Stop sign and attempted to make a traffic stop. The pair attempted to get away, and the chase went down South Church Street, with the driver losing control and wrecking the car near the intersection of Wiley and South Church streets. Both occupants got out of the car and fled in different directions, with Sheriff and Thomaston Police officers giving chase, but being unable to catch them.
Hours later, a woman standing on her front porch on Upson Avenue was approached by a black male, who pulled a gun and held it to her head, demanding her car and other items. The woman was able to get free from the suspect and the man fled, running toward South Green Street.
Several minutes later a man was in his driveway on Greenwood Avenue in the city limits of Thomaston when he was approached by a black male who pointed a gun at him and demanded his money and vehicle. The man complied, turning over cash and his car keys. The suspect put the man in a room connected to his garage and fled in the man’s silver 2011 Toyota Avalon. The man realized he still had his cell phone in his pocket, and after the suspect left in his car, the man called police, who came and freed him from the room.
Based on evidence, on Tuesday the Thomaston Police Department CID Unit investigators identified Biggers as the alleged driver and robber. Felony arrest warrants were taken out for his arrest.
The Thomaston Police Departments CID Unit made contact with the United States Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in reference to the apprehension of Biggers. On June 24, 2015 at approximately 10:30 p.m. the United States Marshalls office notified Lt. Pippin that Biggers had been captured and arrested in an apartment complex in the Columbus GA area.
Biggers will be charged in Upson County with two counts of Armed Robbery, two counts of Aggravated Assault, kidnapping, Motor Vehicle Hijacking, Criminal Attempt Armed Robbery, Theft by taking Motor Vehicle, Possession of firearm used in the commission of a crime, and possession of a Stolen Vehicle.
The Thomaston Police Department would like to give appreciation to the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force for their assistance and efficiency in the apprehension of Biggers. The case is still ongoing as authorities search for the second suspect
Larry Stanford may be reached at 706-647-5414 or on Twitter @LarryStanford7.