U.S. Marshals make second arrest in carjackings
The U.S. Marshals have arrested a second man in connection with carjackings in Edgewood and Buckhead.
Atlanta Police Officer Kim Jones said that U.S. Marshals Counter Gang Unit on Aug. 19 arrested Ethan Gathright in DeKalb County.
“In addition to Gathright, the Atlanta Police Gang Unit has charged Hoye Anderson … in connection to recent robbery spree,” the announcement said.
Specifically, Anderson is charged in the incident that occurred on Aug. 4 outside of a Buckhead restaurant in Phipps Plaza.
Last week, police officers announced the arrest of Steven Spigner, the first man to be charged in these cases.
Both the Edgewood and Buckhead case had striking similarities.
The attack in Edgewood happened on July 5 around noon. The victim was leaving her black Mercedes Benz in the lower deck of the Target parking garage “and stepped out of the car to go into the store.”
“She stated that as she walked to the rear of her vehicle a black male wearing a green shirt punched her in the head and she fell on the ground,” the police report says. “She advised that the male took her purse and car keys and then stated ‘stay on the ground or I will f*&%ing kill you.’”
She told police she did what the man said. She said the man got in her car, put the vehicle in reverse and she had to roll away to avoid being run over, according to the report.
The Phipps Plaza incident occurred on Aug. 4 around midnight.
According to the police report from Atlanta’s Zone 2 Precinct, a woman was walking to her car after eating at Twist in Phipps Plaza.
The victim told police that she was approached by two unknown black men in their early 20′s as she approached her Silver 5 Series BMW.
One of the men yelled, “Give us your f*&#$ing car! ….give us your keys or I will f*&#$ing shoot you!” The suspects beat her to the ground, and continued striking her for about two minutes. They took her keys and purse, then sped out of the parking lot in her vehicle, headed west onto Peachtree Road. The men did not produce a weapon, according to the report.