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Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Captures Wanted Suspect Using Drone Technology

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November 15, 2023

MARIETTA, GA (Nov. 15, 2023) – On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Cobb County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies assigned to the Field Operations Division were serving a warrant at Extended Stay America located at 1967 Leland Dr. when they encountered a wanted suspect.

The suspect fought with deputies and then ran into surrounding tree lines. Other deputies and members of the K9, F.A.S.T., and Drone Units came out. 

The Drone Unit followed the suspect into a neighboring apartment complex off Woodchase Ln. The suspect was found hiding in the laundry room of the apartment building and was taken into custody without incident. Further charges will follow.

“This is a great example of using cutting-edge, emerging technology to assist in keeping Cobb citizens safe,” said Sheriff Craig Owens. “We have one of the most robust drone units in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  I want to thank our Field Operations and Special Unit teams for their diligence.”  

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About the Cobb County Sheriff's Office: The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office is a law enforcement agency that executes a broad range of services which include but are not limited to Jail Operations, Court Security, Criminal Warrant Execution, Civil Process Service, Mental Health Transports, Forgery/Fraud Investigation, and Fugitive Investigation and Apprehension. Sheriff Craig Owens took over the office on Jan. 1, 2021, and leads a staff of more than 800 deputies and civilians. Under his leadership, the Sheriff’s Office has the most diverse command staff in its nearly 200-year history and is on the path to becoming the best law enforcement agency in the State of Georgia. To learn more about the Cobb County Sheriff's Office, visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Download the Cobb County Sheriff's Office App!