Fugitive Unit Arrests!

Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit & U.S. Marshals SERFTF Arrest Fugitive Suspect Wanted for Assault On Smyrna Police Officer!


On Monday August 24, 2020, the Smyrna Police Department was pursuing a stolen U-Haul truck being driven by Dennis Carlyle. The truck stopped abruptly and Carlyle backed the truck into the front of the officers marked patrol unit. The officer had exited his vehicle and was approaching the truck was almost struck by the truck when Carlyle took off in the truck. The officer in fear of his safety fired his duty weapon at Carlyle inside the truck. Carlyle was not injured and fled on foot from the scene on Jonquil Drive. On Wednesday August 26, 2020 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Dennis Carlyle for Aggravated Assault upon a Peace Officer and other charges in Cobb County.


The following Tuesday September 1, 2020 the sheriff’s office Fugitive Unit requested the assistance of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in locating and apprehending Carlyle. During the investigation it was revealed that Carlyle was also wanted by several other metro Atlanta law enforcement agencies and under investigation by the United States Postal Inspectors. On Monday September 7, 2020 the Brookhaven Police attempted to stop a vehicle that Carlyle was seen driving but, Carlyle again was able to elude capture and fled the scene in the vehicle.


Task Force Agents and Fugitive Investigators located Carlyle at a location on Hammond Drive in Atlanta on Wednesday September 9, 2020 and found Carlyle hiding inside a bathroom with the door barricaded. When Agents and Investigators made entry into the room, Carlyle did not comply and was tased. Carlyle was then placed under arrest without further incident.


During the search of the arrest location approximately one ounce of a substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine and a handgun was recovered. While searching the vehicle that Carlyle was in possession of at the time resulted in pieces of stolen U.S. mail. The U. S. Postal Inspectors Office was notified and responded to the scene to recover the stolen mail as evidence for their investigation.

On Thursday June 18th, 2020 a warrant was issued for the arrest of David Nesbit Jr. for Malice Murder, Aggravated Assault (intent to murder) and Aggravated Assault with a Weapon for the shooting and killing of a subject after an altercation at the business on Mableton Parkway. After the incident Nesbit fled the area.


The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in locating and apprehending Nesbit. Fugitive Investigators along with Marshals Task Force Agents conducted interviews and surveillance in Douglas, DeKalb and Cobb Counties for Nesbit.


Information was developed on Tuesday June 30th, 2020 that Nesbit could be located at apartment complex in Austell, GA. The Marshals Fugitive Task Force along with Cobb S.O. Fugitive Units made contact with Nesbit’s girlfriend at the front door of the apartment and confirmed that Nesbit was in one of the bedrooms in the apartment. The Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Fugitive Investigators attempted to make contact with Nesbit by announcing their presence and calling him by name but, Nesbit refused to answer and comply. At that time all of the other occupants of the residence were then evacuated safely and law enforcement started making entry into the bedroom area and Nesbit emerged and was taken into custody without further incident and was turned over to Cobb County Police Homicide detectives for interview purposes and transporting to the Cobb County Jail.


Cobb County Police obtained a search warrant for the residence and recovered a loaded handgun and an AK-47 rifle in the bedroom that Nesbit emerged from when he was arrested.


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