MEDIA: Hall of Fame wrestler's son arrested in Peachtree City (AJC.com)


Posted on 11/08/119 by Mike Informer

A multi-county police chase ended in Peachtree City with the
arrest of a former professional wrestler’s son.

Paul Parlette Orndorff III, 51, of Fayetteville, faces
several charges after the Thursday morning police chase,
Peachtree City police told AJC.com. He’s the son of World
Wrestling Federation Hall of Fame member Paul Parlette
Orndorff Jr., who is better known as “Mr. Wonderful.” The
incident began about 10:30 a.m. when an officer tried to
pull over a Chrysler Crossfire near Ga. 74 and Kelly Drive
for a traffic violation, Peachtree City Lt. Matt Myers said.
The driver sped off from the attempted traffic stop, and
police called off the pursuit.

However, a Senoia police officer spotted the speeding
vehicle on Rockaway Road and attempted another traffic stop,
which the suspect fled, Myers said. The driver then drove
back into Peachtree City, with the Fayette County Sheriff’s
Office and Coweta County Sheriff’s Office joining the
chase.Stop sticks were unsuccessfully used by Peachtree City
police, but officers were eventually able to box in the
vehicle at an apartment complex along Old Senoia Road, Myers
said. Orndorff III allegedly ran away into a wooded area
before being taken into custody by several officers and a K-
9.

Several charges are pending against him, including felony
fleeing and eluding police, violation of the Georgia
Controlled Substances Act and several traffic violations,
Myers said.This isn’t Orndorff III’s first arrest in Fayette
County. He was arrested in 2013 after his daughter, Brooke
Anne Orndorff, robbed and beat a man outside her home, the
Fayette Citizen reported at the time.

She was convicted of aggravated battery, robbery by force,
false imprisonment and simple battery, according to Georgia
Department of Corrections records. She spent a little more
than half a year in prison for the charges.

Orndorff III was charged with party to the crime of robbery,
party to the crime of battery and two counts of financial
identity fraud, the Citizen reported. The outcome of his
case is unclear, but he was not sentenced to prison time,
according to GDC records.For the Thursday incident, he was
booked into the Fayette County Jail. AJC.com has reached out
to the sheriff’s office to request his mug shot.

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