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Car thefts lead to multi-county chase



FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — After allegedly stealing two cars and leading law enforcement on a chase into Fulton County, two teens were arrested March 27. Seymour Demetrius Prather, 18 of Stockbridge, and Darnell Cedric Pressley, 19 of Atlanta, were arrested on multiple charges including theft of auto and entering autos. A third suspect was involved but reportedly got away.

Deputies responded March 26 to the Shake Rag Farms subdivision on a theft in progress call. When they arrived, they immediately engaged Prather and Pressley. Pressley reportedly was in a stolen car driving out of the neighborhood when deputies spotted him.

A chase then ensued into Johns Creek where Pressley reportedly crashed the car, got out and ran on foot into a creek area. He was apprehended quickly and transported to the Forsyth County Jail. He will face additional charges in Johns Creek.

At the same time, a second chase was occurring when Prather reportedly was attempting to leave in another stolen car. Prather reportedly became lost in the neighborhood, ran over mailboxes, eventually abandoning the car and fleeing on foot. He was arrested on Old Atlanta Road by a deputy patrolling the area.

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