Car-key snatcher jailed in Fayette for multiple felonies

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A Riverdale man sought by investigators with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office for the Aug. 3 theft of a vehicle in north Fayette is in custody on multiple felony charges.

Jaylen Hall, 21, was transferred to the Fayette County Jail from the Clayton County Jail on Oct. 21, and is currently being held without bond on charges of robbery by sudden snatch, felony theft by taking, aggravated assault and violation of probation, according to Sheriff Barry Babb.

Jaylen Hall in previous booking photo from Fayette County Jail.
Jaylen Hall in previous booking photo from Fayette County Jail.

The incident that led to the charges occurred on Aug. 3 just before 6 p.m. when Hall is accused of snatching the keys of a woman at the Chevron station on Ga. Highway 92 North at Rivers Road.

A Hampton woman was inside the store scratching lottery tickets when Hall, who was standing beside her, snatched her car keys. The woman then snatched her keys back, only to have Hall grab the keys from her again and flee to the parking lot, said Babb.

Hall then entered the woman’s 2021 Mercedes SUV and began to drive off. Hall was hindered by a store employee who tried to stop him, but was struck by the vehicle as it fled the parking lot, Babb said.

Babb said the employee did not sustain serious injury.

The vehicle was later located in Clayton County.

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