Drunk shoots pistol at party, wrecks his ride, wanders into swamp

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Leodies D. Wallace. Photo/Fayettte County Jail.
Leodies D. Wallace. Photo/Fayettte County Jail.

An intoxicated Atlanta man on Sept. 4 was charged with reckless conduct firing a handgun as he left a party at a Windmeadow Way residence. The man then put his wife out of the vehicle along the roadway and subsequently wrecked it, then had to be rescued by deputies after walking away and getting stuck in a swampy area.

Leodies D. Wallace, 35, was charged with reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a felon during certain felonies, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Sheriff Barry Babb said deputies on Sept. 4 at approximately 10 p.m. were dispatched to a Windmeadow Way residence off Helmer Road in north Fayette in response to a shots fired call.

Wallace and his wife were at a party at the residence that was attended by multiple people. They got into an argument when leaving, and at some point when outside the home, he fired one or more shots from a handgun, Babb said.

Deputies on the way to the Windmeadow Way residence found Wallace’s wife along the roadway after he had put her out of the car, Babb said.

Wallace, who was intoxicated, subsequently wrecked his vehicle and walked away into a wooded area. Deputies at the crash site could hear Wallace yelling for help, having become stuck in a swampy area off the road. Deputies located Wallace and brought him out, said Babb.

Also in unincorporated Fayette, there were two entering auto incidents reported on Sept. 2.

One of the incidents occurred at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School on Ga. Highway 279, with the other occurring at Flat Rock Middle School on Jenkins Road, said Babb.

Babb said both vehicles had windows busted, with a bag stolen from the vehicle at Flat Rock Middle and a wallet and contents stolen from the vehicle at Our Lady of Mercy.

Video showed an older model Lexus, with the driver having been identified and warrants issued for his arrest, Babb said.