Wanted man arrested after manhunt, school lockdowns
News Chopper 2
News Chopper 2 flew over the area around the Nesbit Lakes Subdivision where about a dozen Roswell police officers and search dogs were on the hunt Monday.
ROSWELL, Ga. —
A wanted man was arrested Monday after a manhunt that prompted lockdowns at Roswell schools.
The incident stemmed from the theft of a $7 shirt at a Kohl’s store on Holcomb Bridge Road. Police said store security tackled the thief, but he took off toward Centennial High School.
Centennial, along with nearby Hillside Elementary School, were locked down while police searched the area. News Chopper 2 flew over the area around the Nesbit Lakes Subdivision where about a dozen Roswell police officers and search dogs were on the hunt.
Resident Jay Vignali said he came home to find the suspect stealing a bicycle from his garage.
"It was very shocking," Vignali said. “I immediately opened my door and told him to get out."
Police said they caught the suspect on the bicycle when he struck a police car. Officers identified him as 43-year-old Alexander David, of Lawrenceville.
"Apparently, the detective spotted him. Instead of stopping, he continued into the officer’s car and he rolled over his hood," Roswell police spokeswoman Lisa Holland told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik.
Officers said they used a Taser and took David into custody.
Police said David, who was on probation, had a violent history and was also wanted out of DeKalb County.