Police arrest 2 after dangerous chase through Coweta County
NEWNAN, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Two men who police said are wanted in multiple jurisdictions for on various charges were caught in Newnan Saturday evening after breaking into car and then leading officers on a dangerous high-speed chase.
Larri Wright and Randy King, both 17 years old, from Kimberly Way, Atlanta, were arrested. Both were booked into the Coweta County Jail on multiple charges and more charges are pending.
It happened in the parking lot of One Life Fitness located on Newnan Crossing Bypass. Police said they got a call around 8:30 p.m. Sunday from one of the victims. That victim was able to track his stolen iPad using another device to the Lowe’s Parking lot located on Bullsboro Drive.
Police said once they got to the store, a white Jaguar sped out of the parking lot and went the wrong way on Highway 34 toward Interstate 85. Dash cam video shows one of the officers following the car as it makes a sharp right turn to get into the northbound lanes of the interstate.
Officers followed the car, which at one point was going near 100 per hour down the highway in the rainy conditions. Coweta County deputies were able to deploy a tire-deflating device to stop the car. It stopped along the side of the road near mile marker 54.
Police said the two suspects ran off, both appearing to be armed. One of the suspects was quickly subdued using a Taser, police said, while the other ran across eight lanes of traffic and pointed a gun at officers before entering the woods. Deputies opened fire but the suspect was not injured.
Investigators said they found the man hiding in the woods about an hour later. He was taken into custody without further incident.
No deputies or officers were injured during the chase or search.
Wright was charged with nine counts stemming from the incident. Police said he is wanted in connection with three entering autos in the Atlanta and College Park area.
King faces five new charges. He is wanted for theft by receiving in Cobb County and possibly being involved in a shooting on MARTA property.
Police said the Jaguar was reported stolen from a car rental facility at the Atlanta Airport.
No word on the pair’s next court appearance.