Man plays hide-and seek from deputies in store’s freezer —deputies win

Keon Mitchell (L) and Tiffany Wilkins. Photos/Fayette County Jail.
Keon Mitchell (L) and Tiffany Wilkins. Photos/Fayette County Jail.

A Jonesboro man left his female companion in a stolen vehicle while he hid from Fayette County deputies in the freezer of a convenience store in north Fayette. The vehicle contained drugs and a gun. Both were arrested.

Keon R. Mitchell, 44, of Jonesboro, was charged with drug possession, drug-related objects, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, DUI alcohol, two counts of theft by receiving stolen property and misdemeanor marijuana, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Also charged was 32-year-old Tiffany M. Wilkins, of Smyrna, for drug possession, drug-related objects and misdemeanor marijuana, jail records said.

Sheriff Barry Babb deputies on March 2 at approximately 12:56 a.m. were alerted about a suspicious vehicle at the Welcome Pantry convenience store on Ga. Highway 138 in north Fayette.

Deputies determined that the vehicle and tag were stolen, adding that Wilkins was seated inside the vehicle.

Mitchell was found hiding inside the store in the freezer, Babb noted.

A search of the vehicle revealed both drugs and a gun, Babb said.

Mitchell and Wilkins were arrested and transported to the Fayette County Jail.