n the morning of June 7, 2017, Deputies A. Phillips and A. French responded to a call from an Elite Autos employee about a suspicious person. The employee had confronted the man about being on the dealership property before regular business hours and sitting in a car that had not yet been prepared for sale. When the employee began talking to the suspect, the man quickly walked away and disappeared around the building. The suspect was described as a 6-foot-tall, slender black male wearing a bright orange shirt with a landscaping company logo on it. Deputy Phillips arrived at the dealership where the employee showed her that six vehicles had been broken into. Deputy French also responded to the call, and found a person matching the suspect’s description behind some nearby businesses. The person was identified by the dealership employee as the same man he’d talked to earlier.
The suspect has been identified as 25-year-old Tyrell King from Lithia Springs. This is not the first time King has been arrested in connection with car break-ins. The case remains open pending further investigation.