Police name man who fled Brookhaven traffic stop, no arrest made

The Brookhaven Police Department obtained warrants to arrest a man the fled from officers during a traffic stop and launched a manhunt.

Police said Randy Grier was seen driving a car with a stolen tag and began driving recklessly when police tried to catch up to him. Police said he turned into a construction zone and nearly hit a worker. 

That's when police said officers chased him to the LaVista Park neighborhood on Mayfair Drive. He crashed his car into a mailbox and drove through a yard and struck a fence before running on foot.  

Brookhaven police search for a suspect who fled a traffic stop. (Photo: FOX 5 Atlanta)

There was a heavy police presence in the area of Lavista Park near Kingsley Circle, but police said there is no longer a search in that area. 

Police said drones and K-9s could not find Grier but positively identified him. 

Randy Grier (Brookhaven Police Department)

He has warrants for:

  • Fleeing and Attempting to Elude Police (Felony)
  • Obstruction of a Peace Officer
  • Theft by Receiving Stolen Tag
  • Concealing the Identity of a Vehicle
  • Hit and Run
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving While License Suspended
  • Driving Without Insurance

Ismaeli Perez (Brookhaven Police Department)

Police said they arrested a passenger inside the car. Police said 45-year-old Jonesboro woman Ismaeli Perez gave a false name and date of birth to officers at the scene. 

Police described Grier as having short hair wearing green shorts and a gray shirt. He's estimated at 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-11 in height and approximately 220 pounds.

Police said initially Grier was not seen with a weapon. 

Brookhaven police search for a suspect who fled a traffic stop. (Photo: FOX 5 Atlanta)

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