COWETA COUNTY, Ga. - Coweta County deputies take four fraud suspects into custody after a wild chase which ended up having one of the suspects run into a nearby school, locking himself in the bathroom.
Deputy said a teacher at Trinity Christian School in Coweta County smelled cigarette smoke in a bathroom, which obviously not allowed. School officials knew they might have an intruder. At the same time, deputies were looking for a suspect in a bank fraud case and high-speed chase that had just ended very near the school.
Video released by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office shows a deputy confronting a fraud suspect as he walks away from a bank. Employees had just called 911 because they said the man had tried to pass a bad check. The deputy goes to stop the car he got in, but it sped away at a high speed with a total of four people inside.
The car sped down Georgia Highway 154 toward the Thomas Cross Roads area and run over law enforcement stop sticks. That brought the chase to an end on Creekwood Drive.
All three of the men bail out of the car and leaving the female driver of the car left behind.
“Get on the ground right now!” deputies could be heard on body camera video shouting to Schkerraa Lashell Moon, who was driving the car and remained at the scene after the other three fled. Police said Cendrell Deon Lee, Jr. Jonathan Patrick Alexander and Mondearious Montrez Alexander fled the scene.
It' unclear right now, who was captured where during the chase, but deputies said one was captured in the bathroom of Trinity Christian School, another was found hiding under a backyard shed, and the third was taken into custody in a backyard.
Photographs provided to FOX 5 News from the Newnan Times-Herald shows Cendrell Lee in custody. Deputies credited the public with their help in the capture, a manhunt that included law enforcement on the ground, K-9s, and a search helicopter.
Deputies charged all four with fraud and they face other serious charges in Coweta County.