NWGA Scanner | September 8th, 2022

Violent carjacking suspect in custody after SWAT standoff in Fort Oglethorpe Thursday afternoon

A wanted man is now in custody after a SWAT standoff at a Fort Oglethorpe apartment located According to the Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk, there was a woman and three children inside during the incident. The man identified as Gregory Lamar Gillespie Jr., 28, of Fort Oglethorpe, GA, was wanted for a violent carjacking. CPD Fugitive, U.S. marshals, FBI, and Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office saw him enter the apartment, according to Sheriff Sisk. Sheriff Sisk says the woman who said to be the man’s girlfriend and three children eventually exited the apartment without incident but Gillespie would not. Catoosa County SWAT team was sent in to try to get the man to come out of the apartment. After negotiations the suspect exited the apartment without incident. According to the Chattanooga Police Department, CPD Fugitive, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force units, FBI Task Force Agents, and Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies located the carjacking suspect at 403 Barnhardt Circle in Fort Oglethorpe on Thursday. Gillespie is charged in the carjacking of a 2016 Nissan Altima that occurred Monday at 2703 E 21st St. CPD Robbery conducted a search warrant of the residence where the 2016 Nissan Altima was recovered as well as another stolen vehicle. In the incident, a man said he was held at gunpoint and his car was taken. Gillespie has been charged with carjacking by the CPD Robbery Unit. In addition, Gillespie had 25 additional outstanding warrants and is currently facing additional federal charges. According to the court records, Gillespie pled guilty in the Hamilton County Criminal Court to the offenses of robbery, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Gillespie received an effective six-year sentence to be served on probation (effective February 1, 2016) with GPA monitoring for the first year. We captured deputies taking the Gillespie into custody and placing him in Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office patrol car.