Friday July 19th, 2024 10:27AM

Gainesville man jailed after two-week crime spree

By AccessWDUN Staff

A Gainesville man has been jailed on multiple charges tracking from incidents over the past two weeks involving stolen vehicles and assault.

The Hall County Sheriff's Office arrested Blake Butch Lark, 33, of Gainesville, Monday evening in the 3000 block of Saint Charles Avenue after receiving sighting reports. At that time, the HCSO, Gainesville Police Department, Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office were all assisting in locating Lark.

Lark's spree reportedly began on June 4, when he pointed a handgun at a female victim and threatened to shoot her. He then stole another victim's wallet and keys and stole a vehicle.

The next day, June 5, Lark was spotted in the stolen vehicle in the 900 block of Dawsonville Highway, according to authorities. Deputies attempted a traffic stop, however Lark eluded arrest. Additional arrest warrants were filed.

Lark reportedly abandoned the stolen car and deputies recovered the vehicle on the afternoon of June 5.

Fast forward to June 14, deputies responded to a threat report in the 6000 block of Shadburn Ferry Road, the same location as the June 4 incidents. Lark had reportedly threatened to shoot the woman again, and additional warrants were filed.

On the morning of June 16, Lark reportedly stole an SUV in the 2000 block of Jack Bryant Road. That evening, deputies spotted the vehicle and attempted to make a traffic stop in the area of Spring and Skelton Roads. Lark drove away and eventually abandoned the vehicle in the 2000 block of Pine Circle Drive.

Multiple agencies searched for Lark but were unable to find him until Monday morning.

His charges across the duration of the spree include two counts of theft by taking, aggravated assault, two counts of terroristic threats/acts, misdemeanor theft by taking, two counts of fleeing/attempting to elude a police officer, two counts of reckless driving, failure to stop at a stop sign, failure to maintain lane, suspended registration and driving while license suspended.

  • Associated Categories: Homepage, Local/State News
  • Associated Tags: Crime, hall county sheriff's office, Gainesville Police Department, police, wanted
© Copyright 2024
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.