_Fayette_Co_GA SheriffSeveral Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputies are getting a pat on the back from Sheriff Barry Babb after making an Entering Auto arrest only three hours after being notified of the incident, all of which took place while most of the county was still sleeping.

According to Babb, deputies responded Sunday morning at 1:07 to a report that a purse had been stolen from a car parked in a garage at a home on Platinum Ridge Point  off Spear Road on the west side of the county near Peachtree City. Rather than turn the case over to detectives later that morning, deputies worked through the night to track down their suspect, identified as 36-year-old Nicholas Kyle Cooper, at his home off Wynnmeade Parkway on the west side of Peachtree City.

As a bonus, when investigators served a search on Cooper’s residence, they reportedly discovered items listed as stolen from other recent entering auto incidents in the area.

On Wednesday afternoon, Cooper was said to be in custody in Fayette County Jail, where he has been charged with Entering Auto, Burglary, Loitering/Prowling and Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers.