Cov­ing­ton man ar­rested in Forsyth Co. for bur­glary

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By Julie Ar­ring­ton in­clud­ing flee­ing or at­tempt­ing to elude an of­fi­cer, could be brought against Perro in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent.

He is also wanted in DeKalb County on other charges, au­thor­i­ties said.

Perro was caught about 11:15 a.m. be­hind a town­house on Con­sti­tu­tion Way in Lib­erty sub­di­vi­sion on High­way 9.

The in­ci­dent be­gan af­ter Perro al­legedly robbed a house on Castle­berry Road and fled in a white Chevro­let Im­pala that he had rented.

Sher­iff’s Ma­jor Dan Ja­goe said he spot­ted the ve­hi­cle on Hutchinson Road and turned around to pur­sue it.

“He just hit the ac­cel­er­a­tor,” Ja­goe said of the sus­pect.

He said Perro turned onto High­way 9 and headed south at speeds ex­ceed­ing 75 mph. The Im­pala then turned into the neigh­bor­hood, crash­ing at the en­trance.

“He bolted out the pas­sen­ger side and ran into the sub­di­vi­sion,” Ja­goe said. “We were about to de­ploy a track­ing dog, but a cit­i­zen saw him.”

Michael Homer was in the process Tues­day of mov­ing out of his town­house on Con­sti­tu­tion Way when a pa­trol ve­hi­cle drove past.

He said he waved and soon more au­thor­i­ties ar­rived.

“Next thing I heard, some­one was scream­ing ‘stop’ and the guy was run­ning,” he said. “And then I heard some­one say, ‘You’re un­der ar­rest.’”

Homes said the in­ci­dent wasn’t typ­i­cal for the neigh­bor­hood. “It’s al­ways quiet here.” Ja­goe said Perro fled the ve­hi­cle with a bag of items au­thor­i­ties sus­pect came from the home he al­legedly robbed. He said the bag was re­cov­ered.

“You just don’t come to Forsyth County and do a bur­glary,” Ja­goe said.

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