(Clayton County, GA) – Authorities are still looking for a third suspect involved in a car theft that took place at a gas station in Clayton County. Authorities say, a woman left her car running while she went into a Quick Trip to pay for her gas.
With freezing temperatures and icy conditions, she didn’t want to take her 4-year old (Arya) and 1-month old (Ava) daughters inside. When she came out, her car and her children were gone.According to reports, while inside, a silver Honda full of people pulled up. Someone jumped out, got inside her car and took off. The suspect shockingly put the children out on the street in the cold. It was 22-degrees that day.
Georgia State Police Chief Joe Spillane found the 4-year-old girl walking down the shoulder of the roadway near I-285 and Riverdale Road. The 1-month-old was later found in her car seat along South Fulton Parkway.
Policed arrested 17-year old Khyree Swift and an unidentified 16-year old after the victims sister used the ‘Find my iPhone’ app to track down an iPad stolen with the vehicle. The stolen iPad was pinged to the home address of Swift on Pegg Road. Police also said they traced a phone call made from a stolen iPhone to that same address on Pegg Road.
The stolen SUV was ditched about 2 miles away from Swift’s house. The 16-year old claims that he along with Swift and another man were planning to steal the car, but Major Craig Hammer says neither one is admitting to being in the stolen vehicle. Furthermore swift says he was just trying to buy the electronics from the 16-year old.
They are charged with by theft by taking motor vehicle, kidnapping, cruelty to children, and theft by receiving stolen property. Swift made his first appearance Friday. He was denied bond. It is unclear if the juvenile appeared in court.
Police are still looking for that third suspect.