Cobb man arrested in N.Y. after 17-hour manhunt

A 20-year-old Cobb County man is in a New York jail after leading police on a 17-hour manhunt over the weekend.

Eugene Blake Browning, of Mableton, faces felony burglary and handgun charges after he was found hiding in the attic of a home, the Poughkeepsie Journal reported.

Browning was stopped by New York state troopers for a traffic violation around 12:30 a.m. Saturday and was found with an illegal handgun, according to the report. Browning ran away from deputies and into woods, police told the newspaper.

Several hours later, a home burglary was reported and a suspicious man, later determined to be Browning, was seen around 7 a.m., police said.

At 5:30 p.m., police found Browning hiding in the attic of a different home and he was arrested. Five others accused of helping Browning hide were also arrested, police said.

Browning was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree burglary, both felonies, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, the newspaper reported. He was booked into the Dutchess County jail, where he is being held on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.