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Foot chase – Police capture car break-in suspect


Foot chase – Police capture car break-in suspect

Photo by Dan Whisenhunt


Decatur Police chased a man suspected of breaking into a car on the 300 block of East Ponce de Leon Avenue into the Decatur Cemetery Monday afternoon.

Police responded to the call at 12:39 pm.

“Witnesses directed officers arriving in the area to the Decatur Cemetery where the suspect fled on foot. Officers observed the suspect fleeing into the wood line between the cemetery and Glendale Avenue,” Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross said. “A lengthy foot pursuit ensued in the woods and creek and the suspect was taken into custody behind the houses in the 200 block of Glendale Avenue without further incident. The vehicle the suspect was seen entering also had a broken steering column. The suspect, 18-year-old Deanthony Jaloud Copeland of DeKalb County, was arrested and charged with entering auto, criminal attempt to commit theft of a motor vehicle and three counts of obstruction of a law enforcement officer.”