CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — A man accused of dumping hundreds of thousands of tires across the metro area is now in custody.
Clayton County police announced Saturday morning they arrested 35-year-old Donald LeVerette.
Channel 2 Action News has been following this case over the past year. LeVerette is connected to massive tire dumps in neighborhoods throughout Fulton and Clayton counties.
Klaus spoke to Clayton County police Lt. James Robinson, who said he never expected they would find LeVerette now.
"It was a surprise, and we are extremely happy," Robinson said.
On Saturday morning, LeVerette's girlfriend told police at a hospital that he beat her with a gun.
"We responded to a home where the possible suspect was located," Robinson said.
Police said LeVerette tried to run but didn't get far.
Video shows police leading him away in handcuffs. He only had one thing to say to Channel 2 Action News cameras:
"Get out of my face,"
Klaus asked McKinley how she felt about LeVerette being caught after his girlfriend accused him of domestic violence.
"I think it shows his character," McKinley said. "I guess what goes around comes around."
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