A wanted Hall County man is now behind bars in Forsyth
County on theft charges after he was allegedly caught fleeing the scene of an attempted
vehicle break-in off Atlanta Highway last week.
Kory Matyas Karpich, 32, of Gainesville was arrested by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office on March 11, as he attempted to flee from Traditions, a subdivision in south Forsyth, according to Cpl. Doug Rainwater, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
Rainwater said that on March 11, a homeowner in the subdivision allegedly witnessed Karpich and another suspect “loitering” on his back deck via an outdoor security camera and immediately called 911. Deputies responded to the scene within minutes and surrounded the neighborhood so that Karpich was caught after a chase, Rainwater said.
While investigating the neighborhood, deputies discovered a 2018 Mazda SUV parked at the subdivision pool house which had been reported stolen in Milton on March 3, according to a post made to Facebook by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
“[Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office] found numerous items in the Mazda that were stolen out of Milton and Alpharetta,” the post stated. “In addition, the suspect has been identified on video as using stolen credit cards at several businesses in the area.”
Later it was discovered that Karpich was wanted in Cobb County on an escape from custody charge for allegedly walking away from a work release program, Rainwater said.
Cobb County court records show that in 2006 and 2007 Karpich was previously charged with financial transaction card fraud and theft, theft entering auto, obstruction of a police officer, forgery and was charged with an escape in 2013.
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has charged Karpich with theft entering auto and theft by receiving a stolen vehicle, according to jail records.
He is being held in the Forsyth County Jail and is under no bond.