A series of carjackings and hit-and-run accidents traversed north Cobb County, Georgia and made their way south into Atlanta. The crime spree, which began with a hit-and-run and two carjackings culminated in a woman’s arrest after a third attempted carjacking. The arrest took place in Atlanta, some 25 miles from where the spree began.
The chain of events began at about 6:25 a.m. on Cobb Parkway near Bells Ferry Road. 43-year-old Kristie Renee Nesby left the roadway and struck a woman walking on a nearby sidewalk and did not stop. Nesby was armed with a handgun at the time of the accident.
The pedestrian that Nesby struck was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital, where she later succumbed to her injuries.
After striking the pedestrian, the suspect then carjacked another motorist. She used the vehicle she stole to travel south on Cobb Parkway. After traveling a short distance, the suspect then carjacked a second vehicle near Canton Road and I-75.
Nesby was able to make it to Atlanta, where she wrecked the second stolen car. She then ran down Ponce de Leon armed with the handgun.
Nesby then tried to force her way into a black Chevy, but the driver was able to push her back. After several other attempts to steal vehicles, but Atlanta Police were able to take her down in front of the historic Majestic Diner.
Nesby was initially charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of armed robbery and motor vehicle hijacking. She was being held without bond at the Cobb County adult detention center. Later charges of murder, vehicular homicide, hit-and-run, aggravated assault, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane were added to the preliminary charges.
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