Targeting your car’s underside: Another catalytic converter thief arrested

Hunter K. Thomas. Photo/Fayette County Jail.
Hunter K. Thomas. Photo/Fayette County Jail.

Another catalytic converter thief is off the streets and facing jail time. An East Point man was arrested on May 14 for stealing the converters from vehicles at two businesses in north Fayette County.

Hunter K. Thomas, 24, was charged with five counts of entering auto and six counts of theft by taking, according to Fayette County Jail records.

Sheriff Barry Babb said the charges against Thomas stemmed from the thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles on April 27-28 at two businesses in the Kenwood Business Park off Ga. Highway 85 North.

Deputies on May 14 were notified by South Fulton police that they had Thomas in custody in reference to a different matter. Thomas was subsequently turned over to Fayette deputies and transported to jail.

Babb said warrants have been issued for a second suspect in the catalytic converter thefts.

It was earlier this month that 45-year-old Tennessee resident Barry L. Casson was arrested for removing catalytic converters and other items from vehicles at north Fayette businesses.


      • Hey vics, I hear you. This week I went to my old home town in the Los Angeles area. The sad thing is more and more homeowners there have installed security grates on their doors and windows. A lot of homes have simply become fortresses.
        It certainly wasn’t like that back in the 50’s until the late 80’s when I finally moved.