MARIETTA, Ga. - Police have made an arrest in getaway early Monday morning which left a Cobb County Sheriff’s deputy injured.
Equawn Marshall, 16, of Atlanta, was taken into custody at Atlanta Medical Center, according to deputies. He faces multiple charges including aggravated assault and battery on a law enforcement officer, entering autos, and theft by receiving. Police said they will pursue Marshall to be tried as an adult because of the severity of his crimes.
Deputy David Corish was released from Kennestone Hospital and continues to recover at home from the incident.
The deputy was injured along Waddell Street SE, just across the street from the Cobb County Justice Center. Marietta Police said two crooks were breaking into cars in the parking lot around 4 a.m. Deputies spotted the pair on cameras at the court building and responded.
“When the deputy confronted the two individuals one fled on foot, running in a northern direction. The other one jumped back into the suspect vehicle,” said Officer Chuck McPhilamy, with the Marietta Police Department.
MCPhilamy said the man in the car made an erratic aggressive U-turn on Waddell and aimed his vehicle directly at the Deputy.
“And turns around and actually comes back at the Deputy and striking the deputy with the front of the suspect vehicle,” said Officer McPhilamy.
Police said the deputy fired at the approaching vehicle which got away.
Deputy Corish is a 13-year veteran with the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office.
Police are still
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Mark Erion with the Marietta Police Department at 770-794-5335.Or call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS. There could be $2,000 reward involved and tipsters can remain anonymous.