Sheriff's Office apprehends top ten fugitive

By Mehgaan Jones


The Fugitive Unit of the Clayton County Sheriff's Office apprehended a suspect, Thursday, who was on the agency's top-ten most wanted list.

College Park resident, Jerrick Dominic Gilmore, 22, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, weapon possession during the commission of a crime, terroristic threats, and criminal damage in the first degree, according to Clayton County Sheriff's Office public information officer, Deputy Alicia Parkes.

"The fugitive unit received a tip ... and did a perimeter search of the area," said Parkes. She said Gilmore refused to open the door of the residence, located at 1604 Dayna Drive, in College Park. "They [fugitive unit] were able to get into the home through an open window," Parkes said.

On July 9, Gilmore allegedly fired a semi-automatic handgun at two people at the intersection of E. Fayetteville Road and Riverdale Road, near the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts restaurant, according to authorities.

Gilmore allegedly followed the pair and fired three or four more shots, which caused damage to the victims' vehicle, at Poplar Springs Road and Highway 85, in Riverdale, authorities said.

According to Parkes, there were no injuries in the shooting. "The suspect knew the victims," said Parkes.

Parkes said Glimore was in custody at the Clayton County Jail, on Friday. He has a preliminary hearing set for Dec. 2, according to online court records.