A CCSO investigation into a stolen side by side quickly became much more and lead to at least 5 arrest by the time it was over.
It started when the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office was contacted Monday in regards to a stolen Kubota side by side. The owner of the vehicle stated the machine had been stolen from his job site inside Fayette County. The side by side was equipped with a GPS tracker, that tracker was showing the machine located at an address within Coweta County. They also informed them that this was the second time this particular machine had been stolen.
Later that afternoon, a CCSO Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Kelly Farm Rd to meet with the owner of the stolen equipment and investigate it’s location. When they arrived they met the owner of the stolen machine who was able to show them the suspected location on a map by having his dispatcher force a updated ping. It showed the machine being located inside a shed type building located on property at 79 Kelly Farm Rd.
Shortly after arriving, officers with the Palmetto Police Department arrived stating they had mistakenly believed part of the theft had occurred in their jurisdiction, however it had actually occurred within the jurisdiction of Chattahoochee Hills. They informed the deputies that officers from Chattahoochee Hills were enroute.
The deputies contacted CCSO investigators who were now also coming to the scene.
It’s at this point that their investigation became a bit more then they were expecting.
While the Deputies continued their investigation, awaiting the other units, they were approached by a male, later identified as Cecil Oakley, on a utility vehicle. Oakley demanded to know what they were doing there, to which the Deputies explained that they were currently in the middle of an investigation and that they couldn’t explain at that time as it was still active. They then asked him to back away from the area while they were investigating.
Oakley didn’t take the request well, stating someone ” better tell him what the hell is going on, because he has the right to know.” When asked again to back away, he originally stated ” … he was going to keep his ass right here where he is …, ” before eventually moving his utility vehicle to the driveway of 105 Kelly Farm Rd.
Once the other units arrived and were brought up to speed, it was determined there was right of way access that lead to the back of the property in the area of the ping. As deputies being to advance both on foot and in their vehicles, Oakley returned on his utility vehicle tailgating and attempting to pass the deputies vehicles. A deputy stopped which elicited Oakley getting off his utility vehicle and approaching the deputy while cursing and screaming that he needed to tell him what the hell was going on. The deputy again explained to Oakley that he needed to stay clear until their investigation was complete. With this Oakley returned to his utility vehicle and drove off.
With Oakley now clear, the deputies continued in their patrol vehicles down the dirt easement towards the units on foot that were now ahead of them. Shortly there after the units on foot advised the patrol units that there was a male on a dirt bike coming up the hill straight at them. They then advised that the male had come to a quick stop and was now heading away from them at a high speed, and asked the patrol units to stop him. Due to the terrain and speeds, the deputies were unable to stop the bike and the subject was able to leave the scene.
The units on foot now notified the patrol units that there were two subjects running and were in the process of jumping into a red vehicle, as the patrol units reached the building and vehicle, the vehicle took off down a dirt road. The lead patrol unit activated their lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The pursuit lasted through some rough terrain before coming to stop as they reached flat ground. The deputies performed a felony stop on the vehicle, calling the subjects out at gun point.
The driver, April Nicole Breland, 31, of Stockbridge, and Christopher Shane Himes, 44, of Newnan were detained and searched. Himes was found to have a glass pipe in his back pocket with what appeared to be meth in it. Inside the vehicle deputies located a bag that contained Himes ID as well as a large amount of suspected meth and two hand guns, one of which didn’t seem to have a serial number.
Both Breland and her purse were searched, with a baggie of suspected meth being located. When asked why she had ran, she stated that Himes had told her to get the car, shut up, and drive. She also stated that she was in fear of Himes, who she said she didn’t really know that well. She eventually admitted that she bought meth from Himes. Both Himes and Breland were arrested and transported to the Coweta County Jail.
As deputies dealt with the pair that ran, Investigators obtained search warrants for both 79 and 105 Kelly Farm Rd. According to the County Tax Accessor’s website, the property associated with 79 Kelly Farm Rd is owned by the following individuals.
KIMBROUGH ROBERT D JR & REN ROHLING KIMBROUGH
While records show that 105 ( as well as 93, 103, 105A, and a few other connected parcels ) Kelly Farm Rd are owned by the following individual.
OAKLEY JOSEPH RAY
It’s unknown what the relation may be between suspects Cecil and Luke Oakley and the owner Joseph Ray Oakley.
While the exact result of the search warrants is not available due to it being an active and ongoing investigation, we can detail the arrest and booking of 3 individuals beyond the pair that ran. A full list of suspects and charges are below.
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