Kendel Gerald Williams
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Cobb County Sheriff's Office

Man faces 6 felonies after alleged 5-hour crime spree near Powder Springs

A man faces 10 charges, including six felonies, after allegedly going on a five-hour crime spree in a Cobb County neighborhood Monday morning.

Kendel Gerald Williams, 26, of New Jersey, was armed with a gun and knife when he broke into several cars and tried to enter multiple homes off Old Lost Mountain Road in unincorporated Powder Springs, police told Channel 2 Action News.

A resident called 911 after seeing a man try to break into her house on her Ring doorbell camera, Channel 2 reported. Cobb police set up a perimeter that allegedly led Williams to run into a backyard to hide.

This is a screenshot of security footage provided to Channel 2 that allegedly captured Kendel Gerald Williams trying to break into homes.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

However, he choose poorly, since the backyard belonged to a retired Cobb officer, who helped the active officers track him down, the news station reported.

Williams is accused of hiding in the retired cop’s pickup truck before moving to a shed, where he was eventually taken into custody, Channel 2 reported. Several items stolen from the neighborhood were found on him, police said.

The felony charges Williams faces include both first- and second-degree burglary, three counts of entering autos and one count of possession of a weapon during a crime, Cobb jail records show. He remains in jail without bond.

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