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Car thief escapes PTC cops near soccer fields

An Oct. 29 lookout for a stolen vehicle ended with Peachtree City Police searching for the driver after he abandoned the car on Ga. Highway 74 near the Baseball/Soccer Complex. Thirty-six-year-old Tony Perry is on the loose and considered dangerous.

Peachtree City Police spokesman Mark Brown said officers at approximately 5:20 p.m. Monday afternoon received a dispatch relating to a Fayette County vehicle stolen from the Quick Trip store in Fayetteville. Brown said officers subsequently spotted the vehicle matching the description at Hwy. 74 and Holly Grove Road. Brown said the vehicle fled northbound on Hwy. 74 as officers attempted to make contact with it.

Brown said that upon reaching the area of the Federal Aviation Administration office on Hwy. 74, Perry pulled into the southbound lanes of Hwy. 74 and continued northbound for approximately one-eighth of a mile. Perry then abandoned the vehicle and fled into a line of trees.

The Hwy. 74 Baseball/Soccer Complex was evacuated during the search, Brown said. A perimeter was immediately established by Peachtree City Police and Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies as well as the Peachtree City Police K-9 tracking team. After a lengthy search Perry could not be located, Brown said.

Perry is described as a white male, 6 feet tall and weighing 230 pounds. He was last scene wearing a black shirt and black pants. Perry is wanted in several jurisdictions including Coweta County, Henry County, Clayton County, Fayette County, and Peachtree City for numerous felony charges, including obstruction, theft by taking motor vehicle, and fleeing and attempting to elude. Perry is considered to be dangerous, said Brown.

If anyone has information that would assist the Police Department in this or any other incidents, please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 770-631-2510 or the Crime and Narcotics Information Hotline at 770-487-6010. You may remain anonymous.



No kidding he couldn't be located, couple hundred yards to the RR tracks couple hundred more to Coweta county and then
on into Senoia. Did PTC police or FCSO think to notify SPD or CCSO ?

I'm pretty sure they contacted all surrounding agencies.

Here we have a story about a Car Thief, chased by Police.
Just a week or so ago we had a man chased by police in Fayette County
The Bigotry? well look at the story in North Fayette County, the man "shot" at a deputy, and the search was on, he was blah blah blah

Now let's look at this PTC search, he is blah blah WHITE......

Really? Is the Fayette Citizen so afraid of whoever as to NOT give
accurate descriptions of the suspect?

The Murder of the Down Syndrome Lady over here in Tyrone, is yet again
a failure of the paper to be fully informative, all in the name of "political correctness"

IS the suspect 6'7 and Black, White, Red, Yellow, or transexual???
For the love of security PLEASE have the guts to post ALL of the FACTS

This a malady not unique to The Citizen. In the interest of furthering the capture of this suspect and for the sake of public safety I would hope that when being asked to keep a "lookout" for a suspect that the public be given something to look for. This is ridiculous. Maybe a drivers license picture? I thin it is unfair to use the term "political correctness" as it masks a wretched disease, racial bigotry. Post some photos, please. The cops know who he is and he's wanted in 5 counties and 1 city. After 36 years of walking this planet I'm sure a photo of his mug exists somewhere. I don't think it's too, too crazy to start with the DMV.

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