Fugitive found in his mom’s attic

by Wes Mayer

A fugitive residing in Coweta County was arrested Tuesday along with two others who attempted to hide him in an attic.

Around 12:50 p.m., U.S. Marshals and deputies with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office arrived at a home on the 100-block of Berry Avenue in Newnan where an escapee from the LaGrange Transitional Center was believed to be staying, said Lt. Col. Jimmy Yarbrough with the sheriff’s office. The home belonged to the mother of the suspect, Patrick Jamal “Pancake” Jones, 20.

Inside the home, authorities found and identified two men, Kentaris Armon Hall, 24, and Quintez Raquan Parrott, 17 — Hall is Jones’ mother’s boyfriend, and Parrott is Jones’ brother, Yarbrough said. Jones was found hiding in the attic of the home.

Because the ceilings were about 9 feet tall, and there were no stairs leading up to the attic, authorities believed Hall and Parrott assisted Jones in hiding. Because of this, Hall and Parrott were both charged with hindering the apprehension or punishment of a criminal and obstruction of officers. Parrott also had a violation of probation warrant for his arrest, and he was charged for that as well.

Parrott and Hall were transported to the Coweta County Jail and Jones was turned over to the U.S. Marshals to be returned to LaGrange. Yarbrough said Jones’ mother was not charged because she was not at home.

Earlier this month, Jones managed to flee Newnan Police officers after a high-speed car chase on Temple Avenue and Bonnell Street. Jones was believed to be the passenger in the vehicle and was using a red female wig as a disguise. The driver of the vehicle, Tiarra Sade Ferguson, 19, was arrested by officers after the chase ended with a PIT — precision immobilization technique — maneuver on Westgate Park Lane. Jones, however, managed to flee on foot.



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