Man, woman charged in Friday south Fayette home invasion

Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies on Dec. 3 arrested two of the four people sought in a south Fayette County home invasion that occurred earlier that morning when four individuals came to the house posing as law enforcement. The arrests came at a traffic stop along Ga. Highway 74 and Tyrone Road.

Michelle Marie Perez, 30, of Atlanta, and Darius McKee Gray, 38, of College Park, were each charged with one count of armed robbery and three counts of kidnapping, according to Sheriff Wayne Hannah.

The home invasion occurred at a residence on Kimberly Court off Padgett Road near Ga. Highway 74 South at approximately 9 a.m. Friday.

Gray and Perez were arrested in a traffic stop by deputies who spotted a vehicle reported as connected to the incident at the intersection of Hwy. 74 and Tyrone Road about an hour or less after the incident, according to sheriff’s spokesman Det. Brent Rowan.

Rowan said deputies in a search of the vehicle found items that were stolen from the home.

Rowan said that someone at the residence called 911 at 9:30 a.m., with the first deputy arriving at the residence at 9:35 a.m. The deputy found three adults males handcuffed inside the home, Rowan said.

The men told deputies that four individuals came to the front door at approximately 9 a.m. and identified themselves as law enforcement, said Rowan. The four individuals entered the home displaying handguns, Rowan said. They handcuffed the three victims and began to steal an undisclosed number of items, Rowan said.

None of the three victims was harmed in the incident, said Rowan.

Hannah said the investigation of the home invasion is ongoing. Anyone with information pertaining to the home invasion is asked to contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office at 770-461-6353.

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