Peachtree City Police Department has made two additional arrests in connection with Saturday's carjacking in a Walmart parking lot. Demetrius Watson and Nathan Gullatte, both 16 years old, were taken into custody Saturday night and booked into a regional youth detention center. They have been charged with armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle and participation in a criminal street gang.
On Saturday a teenager armed with a gun hijacked a car in the parking lot of Walmart in Peachtree City.
The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. Peachtree City officers set up perimeters around major intersections. The teen, Zaviaire Baitley, was heading north on Highway 74 from Highway 54. Officers located him, but the 16-year-old did not yield to police.
Officers from other agencies assisted Peachtree City as the young driver fled in the stolen vehicle. With the assistance of the Tyrone police, Fairburn police, Fayette County sheriff, and the Fulton County police, the suspect was pursued northbound on Hwy 74 to Interstate I-85.
Baitley avoided stop sticks deployed by the Fayette County Sheriff's Office in the area of Highway 74 at Milam Road. He continued northbound on Highway 74.
From I-85 northbound, the pursuit continued on Interstate I-285. The suspect was involved in a motor vehicle collision while exiting the interstate at the intersection of Cascade Road and I-285 where he was taken into custody.
Baitley is from Atlanta according to Peachtree City police. He was taken to a regional youth detention center. Officers charged Baitley with felony attempt to elude, armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle, a number of traffic charges, and illegal drug possession.
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