Jesse Lemar Tolbert, 40, charged with criminal trespass, reckless conduct and littering

GSP: Emerson man spent 5 hours throwing rocks at express lane motorists


An Emerson man has been arrested for a litany of misdemeanors after he allegedly spent five hours Monday tossing objects at motorists on the recently opened Northwest Corridor express lane.

Jesse Lemar Tolbert, 40, was apprehended by Georgia State Patrol officers around 4:30 p.m. Monday at the exit ramp for Windy Hill Road, southbound on Interstate 75, in Marietta.

A Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman said Tolbert told authorities he was throwing rocks and other objects at drivers in a deliberate attempt to get arrested. According to his arrest warrant, Tolbert allegedly smashed the windshield of a 2010 Toyota Venza with what GSP officers described as "a large rock." 

According to their accounts, the impact was so severe it almost resulted in the car overturning.

Tolbert has been charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass, reckless conduct, illegally being a pedestrian on or along a roadway and littering. 

Per a Cobb County Sheriff's Office report, his bond his been set at $5,720. As of  Wednesday evening, Tolbert remains in custody at the Cobb County jail.