Leticia Erika Perry, was accused of hitting a corrections officer with her car after the officer was investigating a drug transaction near the prison fence on May 24. Officers were investigating an area and found a 2008 Lexus RX stopped off the roadway with the lights off. Once they approached the vehicle she reportedly drove off, hitting Hitchcock on his left side and leg area, then hitting the prison truck he had been driving.
According to deputies, Perry and Devonte Jenkins of Dalton had been throwing drugs over a gate at Lee Arrendale Prison. The Lexus became disabled and Perry and Jenkins ran away on foot. Georgia State Patrol officers then searched for both Perry and Jenkins, arresting Jenkins near the Cornelia and Baldwin city limits. He was charged with possession of prohibited items by a state inmate, bringing contraband across guard lines, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine.
Perry remained at large until mid-June. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office said that they found Perry, arrested her, and took her to the Habersham County Detention Center on Friday. Perry was charged with aggravated assault, criminal interference with government property, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, failure to report an accident, seatbelt violation, and driving while license was suspended or revoked. – Steve Sijenyi