Feds: Dangerous fugitive finally caught
ATLANTA - Federal agents with the U.S. Marshals said a dangerous robber with numerous outstanding warrants from around the metro area was finally apprehended. A traffic stop led police to the wanted man.
Jovan Pinckney, 37, had been wanted for six months by authorities from Cobb, Fulton, and Douglas counties on robbery, auto theft, entering auto charges, and other weapons charges.
"There's no telling how many unsolved crimes that he's a person of interest [for]," said Special Deputy Joey Garland with the U.S. Marshal's Office, who is also a deputy with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. "He had no regard to his life or any others."
Pinckney is a person of interest in a Douglas County car theft last week on Thornton Road, in which the thief was seen on surveillance striking a car owner to steal their vehicle. He was also known to frequently steal cars to evade law enforcement from tracking him, and would also enter into people's cars in driveways and steal drivers' possessions, Garland said.
Pinckney was arrested by Atlanta Police and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital after officers said they deployed a stun gun and Pinckney hurt his ankle. Officers also said the traffic stop was initiated after Pinckney was high and driving erratically in the area of Howell Mill Road and Roberta Drive.
Authorities were unable to question Pinckney, who remained at the hospital because police said he was severely under the influence of an unknown substance.
Law enforcement will request that Pinckney when finally transferred to Douglas County, remain in jail without bond.