Search for Fugitives Continues

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

Authorities are not the only ones wanting these two men in custody; their family has been in constant contact with deputies since Wednesday afternoon.

Twenty-five-year-old Raheem Partridge and 24-year-old Tropchy Henderson have been on the run in Houston County since Wednesday morning.

Authorities say the cousins can run, but eventually they will make a mistake.

Houston County Sheriff Andy Hughes said, "We have basically been one step behind them everywhere they went, and sooner or later we're going to catch them."

For more than 48 hours, authorities in Houston and Henry counties along with other law enforcement agencies have been following leads on the whereabouts of Partridge and Henderson.

Throughout the search, family members like Partridge’s sister have been trying to help authorities get them in custody.

"Partridge’s mother is very distraught,” Sheriff Hughes continued. “I talked to her at length yesterday; these people haven't slept for the last three of four days, you know, not knowing where their loved ones are safe, whether they're safe."

Family members of the men live in areas around Houston County.

Wednesday night, the fugitives made contact through family members saying they would turn themselves in Thursday morning in the northern area of Houston County, but that never happened.

"I think they may have got cold feet. The family wants these individuals to turn themselves in and they think that's the safest thing for them to do," Sheriff Hughes said.

Partridge and Henderson are from Houston County and have criminal records in the area.

Officials said on Wednesday, they were told the men are afraid to turn themselves, for fear of safety.

"They should have no fear. I have even told their family members they can bring them to the back door of the sheriff's office right here and turn themselves in, right here in a public setting,” Sheriff Hughes concluded.

Law officers consider both men to be armed and dangerous.

Because they have not committed any crimes in Houston County and are considered fugitives, they will not face charges here as long as no other crimes are committed.

However, they will be extradited to Georgia and face any possible charges there.

A reward of up to $1000 dollars is being provided.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Partridge and Henderson you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 793-7000.

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