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Powder Springs man charged with Hiram carjacking
by Tom Spigolon
tspigolon@neighbornewspapers.com
August 14, 2014 10:39 AM | 1328 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Zachary Shipp
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Atlanta police charged a Cobb County man with felony theft Wednesday in connection with the carjacking of a woman last week outside a Hiram convenience store.

Zachary Shipp, 24, of Powder Springs was taken into custody by Atlanta Police Department officers on multiple charges, including those related to the theft of a 2012 Toyota Camry from a Lithia Springs woman Friday at a RaceTrac store on Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway in Hiram near the Cobb County line, a Paulding sheriff's department spokesman said.

The suspect reportedly asked to use the victim’s cell phone, threw it on the ground to destroy it and threatened her with a knife before driving off in her vehicle.

Shipp was being held in the Fulton County Jail today after Atlanta police charged him with two felonies, including theft by taking, and possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit felonies.

They also charged him with obstruction of law enforcement officers, reckless conduct and improper or erratic lane changes, all misdemeanors.

Shipp had been wanted on warrants from DeKalb, Cobb and Paulding counties.

The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, the United States Marshal’s Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, the Atlanta Police Department and the Hiram Police Department assisted in the investigation, sheriff’s spokesman Ashley Henson said in a news release.

“Sheriff Gary Gulledge and the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office want to thank all of the agencies that came together and worked diligently to get this violent criminal off of the streets,” Henson said.

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