Atlanta Police say they recovered six firearms during the arrest of a suspect who allegedly stole a car in Buckhead and fled from officers.

On May 29, a victim reported a stolen vehicle from Noble Creek Drive, located in an apartment complex in Buckhead’s Cross Creek area. Later that day, police spotted the Mercedes-Benz SUV in the parking lot of Lenox Square Mall and put it under watch. Hours after, a person drove away in the car, police say.

“A Georgia State Patrol trooper spotted the vehicle and attempted to stop it. The suspect fled from the trooper but collided with a stopped HERO vehicle and fled on foot,” according to the Atlanta Police Department.

On Sunday, APD shared a video on Twitter of the suspect running from the vehicle.

“The suspect was eventually placed in handcuffs, and six firearms, including one reported stolen on May 20 in a vehicle break-in, were recovered.”

Atlanta Police arrested Eric Deshaun Flemister, 26, who is charged with theft by receiving stolen property, reckless driving, fleeing and eluding, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.  

Flemister is being held at Fulton County Jail, according to jail records.  

Clarification: This story was updated to include the original address of the vehicle reported stolen, Noble Creek Drive.

Amy Wenk

Amy Wenk is Editor of Reporter Newspapers. She can be reached at editor@reporternewspapers.net