FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an ‘armed and dangerous’ felon after he was on the run for three years.
FCSO said they got a tip that David Hamilton, who was wanted on multiple warrants out of Atlanta, was likely on his way to the Outlet Mall in Dawson County on Monday.
Deputies stationed themselves along GA 400 to intercept and arrest him. When Hamilton spotted the deputies, he led them on a 120-mph chase before deputies conducted a PIT maneuver and cause the SUV to spin out.
Hamilton and his passenger, 36-year-old Alshawnta Strothers, got out of the car and ran into a nearby mobile home. Deputies surrounded the area and took Strothers into custody.
A resident alerted them to strange noises under her mobile home. Deputies found Hamilton under the trailer and arrested him.
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Deputies found a 9mm handgun on the ground by the SUV and an ounce of marijuana in the center console. Hamilton was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, fleeing or attempting to elud, driving with a suspended license, speeding, reckless driving and obstruction.
Strothers was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felony, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, possession of marijuana and obstruction. Both men were taken to the Fulton County bail and held on no bond.
Hamilton was wanted in connection to a shooting at a Buckhead apartment complex in Nov. 2022. During the arrest, police found a box of cocaine in Hamilton’s possession.
Police arrested Hamilton’s wife, but by that time, Hamilton had disappeared.
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