A home invasion robbery in Mableton, GA ended with gunshots, according to a published report on 11alive News online. Police allege that the robber entered the home with his weapon at about 1pm and tied the two occupants up. One of them was able to get free of his restraints, retrieve his own pistol, and fire at the suspect, possibly injuring him before he escaped.
Police searched the area near the home which was on Nickajack Road near Fontaine Road in Mableton, but did not immediately find the suspect. They believe he may have been shot, but declared him still on the loose.
According to Georgia Code 16-8-2 “A person commits the offense of theft when he unlawfully takes or, being in lawful possession thereof, unlawfully appropriates any property of another with the intention of depriving him of the property, regardless of the manner in which the property is taken or appropriated.”
Crimes involving the theft of another person’s belongings are taken very seriously in Georgia and the legal repercussions are very harsh. Depending upon the accusations you are facing, and the monetary worth of the alleged stolen goods, you may be charged with a felony or misdemeanor and have to serve a jail or prison term and pay expensive monetary fines. In instances like this one, where theft was attempted at gunpoint by an individual who invaded another’s home, the Georgia theft charges are sure to be multiple felony charges.
If you have been charged with any type of theft related crime, you should hire an experienced Atlanta theft defense attorney to ensure that your case is represented by skilled and aggressive professionals. They will use our knowledge of Georgia criminal law to have your case dismissed, charges lessened, or attain an alternative sentence.