An Atlanta man is behind bars after he and female stole computers and fireworks from Sam’s Club before leading the Coweta County Sheriff’s Department on a high speed pursuit that ended with their vehicle flipping. Make sure to read to the end for an interesting finding during our research of the male suspect.
The female suspect sustained injuries during the accident and it’s believed she has warrants taken on charges stemming from the incident, a common practice as suspects recover from injuries.
E911 was contacted by employees at the Sam’s Club just before 1:30 PM on July 1st, 2023 regarding a couple that was in the store attempting to shoplift items.
Deputies started responding to the scene just after receiving the call, however were notified by dispatch that they had completed the theft and gotten into a vehicle in the parking lot and were attempting to leave the scene.
The employees of the Sam’s Club were able to provide dispatch with a description of the vehicle, a responding deputy spotted the vehicle on Fischer Rd heading north. The driver would reach speeds in excess of 110 MPH while passing on the wrong side of the road and blowing through stop signs.
Eventually the suspect was unable to negotiate a curve in the road as it approached the intersection of Cannongate Rd and Riverbirch Way, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and land on it’s roof.
The driver was unharmed, however the female was entrapped in the overturned vehicle for a short time before being extricated and taken to a local hosptial.
Jamarcus Antonio Printup, 35, of Atlanta was booked into the Coweta County Jail on July 1st for the following charges.
F 1 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT
F 2 THEFT BY TAKING
M 3 OPERATING VEHICLE WITHOUT REGISTRATION/VALID TAG
F 4 FLEEING/ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE POLICE OFFICER
M 5 RECKLESS DRIVING
M 6 SPEEDING
M 7 IMPROPER PASSING
M 8 PASSING ON DOUBLE YELLOW LINE
M 9 FAILURE TO MAINTAIN LANE
M 10 STOP SIGN VIOLATION (FAILURE TO YIELD)
M 11 AGGRESSIVE DRIVING
Printup was denied bond by Judge Stripling during his first appearance on July 2nd, 2023. As of July 17th, 2023 he remains an inmate at the Coweta County Jail.
In researching Printup and his criminal history we found the usual and the unusual. First, this is not the first time that Printup has run from the cops. In march of 2004 he was sentenced for, along with other charges, fleeing Cobb County officers. GA Department of Corrections records show he spent just over 6 months in state prison for those charges.
In 2011 Printup was found guilty of a string of charges that occurred in the first 7 months of the year including Theft, Robbery by Force, and Aggravated Assault in both Cobb and Fulton Counties. Found guilty on these charges he received a 10 year sentence, of which records show he served just under 2 years in state prison.
This leads us to Printup’s latest prison stent from which he was released in January of this year, and the unusual detail we came upon during our research.
In late 2016 Printup was charged with Theft by Taking and and False Imprisonment in Cobb County. Almost a year later he would be charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Meth in Decatur County. The charges would be lumped together and he was given a 5 year prison sentence.
This is where things get interesting. According to GA Department of Corrections records, Printup was in state prison on these charges from May 24th, 2017 to January 24th, 2023, just shy of 5 years.
During our research, we came across a COVID PPP Loan that was taken out in the name of Jamarcus Printup. The $20,833.00 loan ( Loan #2654888909 ) was dispersed by Harvest Small Business Finance, LLC on April 27th, 2021. According to PPP Loan data, Printup applied for the loan as the sole proprietor of a Barber Shops located at 300 Patrol Rd, Forsyth, GA.
The first issue comes when you look at the date the loan was given. April 27th, 2021 was 4 years into his latest confinement and nearly 2 years before his release.
The second issue comes when you look at the address provided for this “Barber Shop” for which he claimed to be a sole proprietor, 300 Patrol Rd, Forsyth, GA. This is the address for a GA Department of Corrections Office. Upon further research, we learned that inmates coming up for release and requiring a state id are issued GA State ID’s using this address.
We can find no barber shop listed at the location, nor does a search of business records for the state or local offices reveal any licensees to operate a business being issued to Printup during the time period – or ever.
It seems Printup applied for and was given a PPP loan while an inmate, using a business that didn’t exist at an address for the Department of Corrections. A loan that was later “charged off”, leaving Printup with $20,833 of tax payers money for being a felon in prison.
To our knowledge, this blatant fraud has not been caught and he has not been charged for it. We intend to provide the relevant information to the proper authorities and will update with what occurrs.
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