Theft suspect, mother fail to hide from officers
by Wes Mayer
A man with an outstanding warrant was arrested alongside his mother on Tuesday, after playing a short game of hide-and-seek, according to Coweta County authorities.
Around 1:40 p.m., Coweta County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the home of Pamela Lynne Saia, 59, on the 100 block of Frank Cook Road. Deputies had an outstanding warrant for her Saia’s son, John Harvey Overstreet, 30, suspected for theft, reports Lt. John Lewis with the sheriff’s office.
According to Lewis, deputies visited the home earlier on Aug. 27 but were unable to find Overstreet. They did speak to Saia, and she was issued a warning for hindering the apprehension of a criminal.
When deputies arrived on Tuesday, no one answered the door, but deputies did see someone, believed to be Saia, peeking out a window, Lewis notes. The front door was unlocked, and since officers had obtained a search warrant, they were able to enter the residence.
Deputies found Overstreet hiding behind the kitchen island and found Saia hiding underneath a rug, Lewis said.
Overstreet was arrested for theft by taking and theft by deception, for the warrant. Overstreet was also charged with obstruction of officers, for his attempt at hiding.
Saia was charged with hindering the apprehension or punishment of a criminal and both parties were transported to the Coweta County Jail.