HOMERVILLE-- A routine probation check in southeastern Clinch County netted four arrests Friday in connection with a methamphetamine lab.

Clifton Tyson, 33, Hiram Roger Thomas, 49, and Grover Herrin, 56, were found in the process of manufacturing methamphetamine at 212 Tyson Road about 11:35 a.m., according to officers.

Tyson fled the scene on foot and was pursued for seven hours. Thomas also fled on foot, but was not captured until after a 27-hour man hunt that involved the Clinch County Sheriff's Department, Homerville Police Department, the Georgia Department of Corrections K-9 Unit from Valdosta State Prison and officers from the Ware and Clinch County Department of Natural Resources and Homerville Probation office.

Later, Crystal Ann Temple, 29, was arrested after she arrived at the Clinch County Jail to visit her boyfriend. Temple has been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.

Tyson was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, manufacturing methamphetamine and violation of probation. Thomas was charged with manufacturing meth and violation of probation. Herrin was charged with manufacturing methamphetamines.



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