Man accused of burglary in Perry

PERRY — An Ellenwood man is accused of breaking into a Perry auto dealership Wednesday morning, police said.

Shon Lamar Wooley, 36, was charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools, aggravated assault, felony obstruction and criminal damage to property in the second degree, all felonies, said Perry police Capt. Heath Dykes.

Wooley also was charged with misdemeanor fleeing and attempting to elude police, Dykes said.

About 1:40 a.m., Perry police got a call from an overnight delivery man who saw someone inside Jeff Smith Automotive at 100 Iffie Road, Dykes said.

As police arrived, the man jumped into a car and after nearly hitting a Perry police officer, led police on a chase down Courtney Hodges Boulevard and Washington Street, where he pulled into a driveway, Dykes said. The man then fled on foot behind the residence, where he was captured by police, Dykes said. The man was identified as Wooley.

Police found burglary tools and stolen items in the car, which was a rental car with New York tags, Dykes said. Wooley also is suspected of burglaries of dealerships in Byron, Milledgeville, Marietta and Dalton, Dykes said.

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