Sandy Springs suspect linked to Milton cases

Collin Daves allegedly spotted driving stolen car in video

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MILTON, Ga. – A man accused of running down a Sandy Springs police officer Oct. 28 has been linked to a series of crimes in Milton.

Collin Lee Daves, 18, of Sandy Springs, was arrested by Sandy Springs Police Oct. 28 after he allegedly tried to run down one of their officers and drove a stolen car into two police vehicles. During that incident, Daves was shot in the leg by an officer.

He was taken to a nearby hospital and then transferred to Fulton County Jail.

In processing, Sandy Springs detectives recognized Daves from a lookout posted by Milton detectives earlier in the month.

On Oct. 10, a concerned resident alerted Milton officers to a suspicious vehicle parked near the clubhouse of the Hermitage neighborhood off Cogburn Road. Investigators found the car had been reported stolen out of Sandy Springs.

Detectives began compiling reports and suspected the same person was likely responsible for the recovered stolen car and a report of a stolen car just five days earlier in the same neighborhood. Compounding this belief were a rash of entering auto reports filed just a few days prior in the immediate area.

In the recovered vehicle from Sandy Springs, detectives found items belonging to one of the entering auto victims from Milton. Sandy Springs Police then recovered video from a gas station of Daves allegedly driving the stolen car.

Bradshaw subsequently charged Daves with one count of theft of a motor vehicle and three counts of entering autos. He is also charged with aggravated assault, obstruction, criminal damage and theft by receiving stolen property.