Learn more about McNabb’s crim­i­nal his­tory

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - Jackie Gutknecht jgutknecht@ cov­news.com

Through open records re­quests, The Cov­ing­ton News has ob­tained in­ci­dent re­ports from the Bar­tow County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, Coweta County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, Fayette County Sher­iff’s Of­fice and New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice for Christo­pher Michael McNabb.

McNabb tal­lies 16 charges in 2007 Bar­tow County ar­rest

Ac­cord­ing to the BCSO, Christo­pher Michael McNabb has been ar­rested mul­ti­ple times on pro­ba­tion vi­o­la­tions stem­ming from a 2007 in­ci­dent.

BCSO Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said McNabb was first ar­rested in 2007 on 16 charges in­clud­ing three bur­glary, five theft by tak­ing, four crim­i­nal tres­pass, three crim­i­nal dam­age to prop­erty (sec­ond de­gree) and one en­ter­ing an au­to­mo­bile to com­mit a theft.

He has since been ar­rested in 2011 and April 2017 for charges of vi­o­la­tion of pro­ba­tion. Rogers con­firmed the cur­rent out­stand­ing pro­ba­tion vi­o­la­tion war­rant that NCSO ar­rested McNabb on Sun­day evening.

The Cov­ing­ton News has filed a re­quest for the in­ci­dent re­ports of all of McNabb’s ar­rests with the Bar­tow County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, which Rogers said could take “sev­eral days” to ful­fill.

Ac­cord­ing to the Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions web­site, McNabb was last re­leased from the Ma­con State Prison on Sept. 2, 2016.

FCSO makes ar­rest in 2011

Af­ter wit­ness­ing McNabb drive the wrong way down a one-way street, a FCSO deputy at­tempts a traf­fic stop on Aug. 2, 2011. McNabb did not stop af­ter the of­fi­cer turned on his emer­gency lights, and started a pur­suit.

Dur­ing the pur­suit, the ve­hi­cle driven by McNabb, which was stolen from his fa­ther, hit a curb and the left front tire was flat­tened. McNabb con­tin­ued to flee and even­tu­ally stopped in a park­ing lot and fled on foot.

Nearly two hours af­ter the ini­tial traf­fic stop was ini­ti­ated, deputies lo­cated McNabb and he was ar­rested and charged with driv­ing on a sus­pended li­cense, driv­ing on wrong side of road­way, speed­ing, stop sign vi­o­la­tion, fail­ure to main­tain lane and felony flee­ing.

Coweta charges tie with Fayette in­ci­dent

The CCSO con­firmed a 2011 ar­rest of McNabb in an in­ci­dent in­volv­ing a ve­hi­cle pur­suit in his fa­ther’s 2007 Ford Es­cape.

Ac­cord­ing to the in­ci­dent re­port, McNabb had only been out of prison for five weeks and his fa­ther was hop­ing he “would straighten his life up,” when he stole the ve­hi­cle and it was later in­volved in an in­ci­dent in Fayette County.

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