Newton County Sheriff’s Department deputies are looking for the driver and passenger of a vehicle that fled from The Silos of Ellington subdivision early last Wednesday.
While on patrol deputies received word from dispatch that there were juveniles hanging around the area of Ellington Drive and Cattle Land Way in The Silos, but once the deputies arrived they were unable to locate the juveniles. Dispatchers notified the deputies that the complainant also said there was a silver Lincoln Town Car that constantly ran up and down the street all day and night.
Deputies patrolled the area and were able to locate the vehicle in front of a home on Dairy Lane. They stopped their patrol car and noticed a black male, roughly 18 years old, standing on the front porch of the home. He reportedly told the deputies the person who drove the car was known as "Dray" and he had left with someone else.
Roughly 30 minutes later deputies pulled back onto Dairy Land Drive and noted the vehicle was occupied by two black males and they were reportedly parked in the middle of the street in front of the home whose occupant deputies had spoken with earlier.
As deputies started to drive up the street toward the Lincoln the driver allegedly noticed the patrol car and attempted to leave the area in a hurry, according to reports. The driver, in his haste to leave the area, reportedly struck the rear driver’s side quarter panel of a small red vehicle and, for a few moments, the two vehicles were stuck together.
According to reports, the driver of the Lincoln attempted to get loose of the red car, spinning tires. Deputies then noticed the backup lights of the Lincoln turn on and the driver was able to loosen his car from the red vehicle and flee the scene at a high speed toward the entrance of the subdivision.
The driver turned the Lincoln left on First Street and went down to Greenway Drive then made a complete circle, coming back onto Dairy Land Drive and past the home where the small red vehicle was attempting to back onto the street from the driveway of the home. The Lincoln almost struck the red vehicle a second time, according to reports.
The Lincoln’s driver continued up the street and turned into a driveway and then immediately turned left, reportedly driving across the lawn of the residence and maneuvering between two houses. The vehicle nearly rolled over when the driver hit a small embankment behind one of the homes.
The driver stopped the vehicle and he and the passenger then allegedly exited the Lincoln and fled into heavy brush behind the homes. According to the deputies one of the subjects was between 18 to 20 years old with dreadlocks, wearing a pale yellow sweater. Deputies attempted to locate the two men to no avail.
The vehicle was registered out of Cobb County and deputies in that county attempted to do a welfare check on the owner but were unable to get anyone to come to the door. Deputies were also unable to complete an accident report on the red vehicle that the Lincoln reportedly struck, but that driver had allegedly left the scene.
Anyone with information on the driver or passenger in the silver Lincoln is asked to contact the NCSO at (678) 625-1400 or online at http://sheriff.co.newton.ga.us. All tips can remain anonymous.