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All 4 suspects in custody after rocks thrown at cars
Juan Peterson

All four men suspected of throwing rocks on cars driving on Interstate 985 last week have been arrested, according to Hall County Courthouse records.

Kendrick Perry, 19, and Michael Ellis, 19, both of Gainesville, were arrested at the end of last week and charged with two counts of first-degree criminal damage, two counts of terroristic acts and one count each of loitering. Perry was listed on the Thursday Hall County Jail booking report and Ellis on the Friday report.

Perry and Ellis, along with Gainesville residents Kyhrie Harris, 21, and Juan Peterson, 18, are suspected of throwing rocks at cars driving under the Athens Street overpass of I-985. Harris and Peterson were taken into custody on Aug. 19.

Harris was charged with two counts of first-degree criminal damage and two counts of terroristic acts, and Peterson was charged with one count of first-degree criminal damage and one count of terroristic acts.

Perry had a bond set at $21,000, while Ellis did not have bond, according to Hall County Magistrate Court. Ellis, who also has a state court probation warrant, will have a bond hearing on Thursday.

Gainesville police responded to the scene around 1:30 a.m. to a call of large rocks being thrown on a 2010 Ford E350. The driver’s door was moderately damaged, according to an incident report.

A second vehicle, a 2012 Honda Accord, was struck by a boulder, extensively damaging the vehicle’s roof and interior, according to the incident report.

All of the suspects except Peterson were in the Hall County jail as of press time, according to the jail website. Peterson is out on an $11,000 bond, according to Hall County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chad Mann.