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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Traffic stop leads to $85,000-plus bust.


Monroe Le-beau III was arrested Tuesday night by Milton police.

By Accessmilton.com

Suspect allegedly tried to carjack two motorists while being chased.

MILTON, GA, March 16, 2011 - Milton police arrested a 28-year-old Norcross man March 15 and learned, after a chase in which he allegedly tried to carjack two motorists, that he reportedly had seven pounds of marijuana and $85,000 in his car - along with his 6-year-old son.

The suspect, Monroe Le-beau III, was stopped on Deerfield Parkway at Fawnvista Lane for allegedly speeding at 10:21 p.m. Officers noticed his 2007 white Dodge Charger allegedly smelled of marijuana and asked him to step out of the vehicle. According to a police report, he refused, citing the fact that his son was in the car.

While being questioned outside the vehicle, Le-beau allegedly ran from officers down Morris Road toward Morris Lake subdivision, leaving his child behind. Milton police gave chase and allegedly found him hiding in the back seat of a 40-year-old Alpharetta man's gold Toyota Avalon, which he had reportedly car jacked.

Le-beau again allegedly ran, this time heading down Fasherstone Drive. Forsyth County Sheriff's Office deputies brought a K-9 unit, tracking him to a marshy area on Fasherstone Drive. Police report Le-beau absconded again, this time allegedly trying to carjack a 53-year-old Alpharetta man's BMW. The victim fought back, however, and Le-beau was forced to run toward Lathenview Court, where he was apprehended after being bit twice by a police dog.

Milton police reported finding a large sum of cash on Le-beau, plus money in his Charger totaling nearly $85,000. Officers also reported finding seven pounds of marijuana and a "Marijuana Grower's Bible" in the car.

Le-beau was charged with two counts of felony robbery by intimidation, felony drug trafficking and misdemeanor reckless conduct, obstruction by resisting arrest, speeding, failure to maintain lane, failure to wear a safety belt and driving on a suspected license.

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NOTE: For a mug shot of Monroe Le-beau III, contact the Fulton County Sheriff's Office.

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