Monday, February 2, 2004
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Clayton News Daily
By Ed Brock
Clayton County police are looking for five men in connection with a car jacking that occurred Saturday night in Morrow.
Royale Gaddis, 20, of Forest Park, was delivering a pizza to Rexford Town Homes on Rex Road around 7:35 p.m. when he was approached by five black males after he stepped out of his car. One of the men had a gun and two were carrying baseball bats, police say. The men took Gaddis' wallet and told him to get in the trunk of his vehicle, a 2000 Chevrolet Impala.
Clayton County Police Capt. Jeff Turner said the men drove around for about 15 or 20 minutes with Gaddis in the trunk. While in the trunk, Gaddis called 911 from a cellular phone and gave police a description of his car and the license number.
The car stopped on Pine Circle in Ellenwood, a dead end road, and the five males removed Gaddis from the trunk and walked him toward a wooded area, Turner said. Dogs began barking, and Turner said the suspects got nervous and left Gaddis there while they drove away in his car.
Gaddis then called police from a nearby home. About 20 minutes after his call, a Clayton County police sergeant spotted the Impala at a Citgo station on Trammell and Rex roads. The officer detained some men who were hanging around near the car, and Gaddis was brought to the gas station to identify the men, but said he did not recognize the men who were being detained. Those men were released.
Police still looking for those who were involved in the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Clayton County police at (770) 477-3648.