Man attempts to escape officers by jumping off Buckhead parking deck, police say

Two face multiple charges, one at large after police say they broke into cars on Peachtree Road
A police car.
A police car.(Source: Associated Press)
Published: Jul. 22, 2022 at 7:23 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Two men face multiple charges and one is at large after being accused of car break-ins at a parking garage at the 3300 block of Peachtree Road early Friday morning.

Officers responded to the apartment complex parking garage around 2:50 a.m. and found three men in a car.

That’s when police say the men attempted to drive off, allegedly ramming into the police cruiser in the process.

Police say they later arrested 20-year-old Jalen Wright. Police say 19-year-old Jalen Wright attempted to get away by jumping over 50 feet off of the parking deck. Wright was rushed to Grady Hospital for his injuries.

The third man managed to escape police.

Wright was taken to the Fulton County Jail, while Evans remains in the hospital. Police add they will transport him to the Fulton County Jail after he is released from the hospital.

Both men face aggravated assault, attempted theft of auto, and possession of firearm charges, according to officials.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Three people are in police custody after two metro residents reported car-related crimes in their area Friday morning.

A Buckhead resident called police at 3 a.m. to report seeing an alleged car break-in attempt at their apartment building on Peachtree Road.

Officers responded to the scene and found three men in a car.

That’s when police say the men attempted to drive off, allegedly ramming into the police cruiser in the process.

One of the men was apprehended right away. Another attempted to get away by jumping over 50 feet off of the parking deck. He was rushed to Grady Hospital for his injuries.

The third man managed to escape police.

APD says they recovered three firearms from the vehicle left at the scene. An investigation remains ongoing.

On that same night, a Dunwoody resident called police after apparently seeing someone stealing tires from a parked vehicle. When officers arrived, they saw a person rolling a tire away.

An arrest was made and the tire was returned to its proper owner.

Police are encouraging community members to call police if they believe they’ve witnessed a crime.