Bo Dukes captured in Ocilla

Bo Dukes (Source: Warner Robins Police Department)
Bo Dukes (Source: Warner Robins Police Department)
Updated: Jan. 5, 2019 at 9:35 PM EST
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OCILLA, GA (WALB) - Bo Dukes has been caught, according to law enforcement.

Bo Dukes captured in Ocilla about 5:30pm. Law enforcement captured him when he drove into a relatives driveway that was under surveillance. He gave no resistance.

Posted by Jim Wallace WALB News 10 on Saturday, January 5, 2019

Dukes, 34, was caught around 5:30 p.m. Saturday pulling into a relative’s house on Vo Tech Drive in Ocilla.

There was no resistance from Dukes, according to U.S. Marshals. Dukes also said nothing during the capture, U.S. Marshals added.

Investigators are working to secure a search warrant for the car Dukes was driving at the time of his capture.

Dukes was taken to Irwin County Jail and is expected to be taken to Houston County, U.S. Marshals said.


Members of Dukes' family issued a statement to WALB.

“Our family would like to thank all the local and state law enforcement for the safe capture of Bo Dukes. The citizens of Wilcox, Ben Hill and Irwin counties can feel safe and secure with the level of professionalism exhibited by our law enforcement. The family remains steadfast in our belief that justice should and will be served. We are extremely sorry for the pain that has been inflicted by Bo’s actions. This most recent event just rubs the scab from a deep wound in our heart and soul that will never heal.”

Dukes was wanted out of Warner Robins for rape and other offenses that stemmed from a Jan. 1 incident.

A federal judge issued a bench warrant for Dukes out of Ben Hill County. Dukes did not show for a Jan. 3 court appearance for charges in the Tara Grinstead case.

Dukes was indicted in 2017 in connection to the Grinstead case, an Irwin County teacher and beauty queen who was reported missing in 2005.

This is a developing story and we will update as more information becomes available.

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