4 riders arrested for stealing Uber driver’s firearm


An alert Uber driver’s call to law enforcement led to the arrest of four people who had been passengers in her vehicle and then decided to rob her.

Deputies from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched Jan. 5 around 8:20 p.m. to a location on Hwy. 279 after the driver reported that the passengers left her vehicle after taking a fanny pack containing some personal items and a firearm that she legally possessed.

When she dropped them off and got into another vehicle, she noticed the theft and followed the second vehicle while on the phone with a 911 operator, an FCSO spokesman noted.

The suspects were stopped in the area of Hwy. 314 and Crenshaw Drive. After getting everyone out of the car, deputies determined that a theft had indeed been committed. The Uber driver’s possessions were located and returned.

All four suspects – Alexis Howard-Reynolds, 24, of Stockbridge; Zaneya Jeffries, 24, of Atlanta; Tyrek Nolley, 25, of Atlanta; and Gregory Stone, 26, of Atlanta – face a felony charge of theft by taking, according to the Fayette County Jail log. Howard-Reynolds and Nolley also have a lesser charge of marijuana possession.

Deputies learned that Nolley and Stone both had outstanding warrants from other agencies. Nolley was wanted out of Atlanta for robbery and was also on probation, while Stone faces some traffic charges from Forsyth County and an assault charge out of South Fulton. The other agencies placed holds on those suspects, and Nolley’s charges in Fayette include a felony count of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.