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sheriflevettSheriff Eric J. Levett

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office Mission is to reduce crime, safely house inmates, bring offenders to justice, and perform the mandated services of the Office of Sheriff with the highest level of safetyprofessionalism and integrity.

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office Vision is to make the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office the leader in personnel safety, quality personnel, equipment, technology, training, professionalism, integrity, and transparency.

RCSO & US Marshals Apprehend Fugitive After Standoff Wednesday Afternoon

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals arrested a dangerous fugitive on Wednesday afternoon after a standoff at a Conyers hotel.

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Michael Chad Smith, 41 of Social Circle, broke into an ex-girlfriend’s house in Newton County, waited for her to arrive home, overpowered her, took a handgun from her and then made drive to and withdraw money from a Covington bank. Once they arrived back at her house, Smith left the scene in his 2003 Ford Escape. The Newton County Sheriff’s Office responded after the victim called 9-1-1 and their investigation led them to take out warrants on Smith for Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping, Robbery, Theft by Extortion, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Once the warrants were issued on Tuesday, members of the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, which includes a deputy from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office and Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, were actively trying to locate and apprehend Smith. On Wednesday afternoon, they received information that Smith may be at the Econo Lodge hotel on Dogwood Drive in Conyers. At that time, deputies from the U.S. Marshals and Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Econo Lodge and located Smith in a first floor room. When they first made contact with Smith, he advised them that he would shoot himself if they tried to come into the room. At that time, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. team was activated and deputies with the RCSO and U.S. Marshals began negotiating with Smith.

After a brief standoff, Smith did surrender to deputies around 5pm. Smith was taken into custody without incident. Drug paraphernalia and a .40 Glock handgun were recovered in the hotel room. He was transported by ambulance to the Newton Medical Center after it was revealed that he had ingested drugs. Once released from the hospital, Smith will be taken to the Newton County Jail.

“This was a dangerous suspect on the run and once the information revealed that he may be in Rockdale County, our agencies were able to work together and locate him very fast,” said Sheriff Eric J. Levett. “Once the suspect became barricaded and was believed to be armed in the hotel room, the RCSO S.W.A.T. team was activated and our BearCat was quickly deployed to the scene. Their presence and the work of negotiators at the scene led to the suspect peacefully surrendering. I want to remind criminals that Rockdale County is not the place to do crime or hide from justice, as we are determined to fight crime and ensure justice, regardless of where the crime takes place.” (4 photos)
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