'Most Wanted' Clayton fugitive arrested in Atlanta

A Lithonia man, who is on Clayton County's top-ten, most-wanted-criminals list, was apprehended by the Clayton County Sheriff's Office Fugitives Unit, on Saturday, according to authorities.

Cassey Alonzo Clark, 22, was found on Cleveland Avenue, at El Expreso Bus Company, in Atlanta, according to Deputy Alicia Parkes, the Clayton County Sheriff's Office public information officer.

Clark was arrested on charges of armed robbery, burglary, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, false imprisonment, kidnapping and aggravated assault, Parkes said.

Parkes said Clark was positively identified through prior knowledge of scars, tattoos, and a photograph that officials had obtained. She explained that officials discovered Clark's whereabouts through an anonymous tip.

"On Sept. 18, investigators identified the subject and took him into custody without incident," said Parkes.

In June, Clark allegedly entered the residence of Shanika Donaldson on Carter Road, in Jonesboro, along with two unknown suspects, and produced a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun and a black revolver, according to the arrest warrant police obtained to apprehend Clark.

Clark ordered victims, Perry Edwards, 19, Beverly Edwards, 20, and Joshua Banks, 18, to lie face down on the floor, and told them, if they moved or looked up, they would be shot, Clayton County Police said in the application for the arrest warrant.

While the victims were on the floor, Clark and the other suspects, proceeded to go upstairs, where they located a juvenile in a bedroom. The suspects "forced [the juvenile] to hand over his Nintendo Wii Gaming System, and then ordered him down to the living room to lay on the floor with the others," at gunpoint, police said in the warrant application.

"Cassey Clark, and the two other suspects, took [without authority to do so] approximately $3,645 worth of valuables," police said, in court documents. Some of the other items stolen include a flat panel television, a laptop computer and a Sony Playstation 3. Clark and the two other suspects then allegedly loaded the items into a "blue, green, or teal" Chrysler Pacifica, and fled the scene.

Clark was being held in the Clayton County Jail on Monday, according to jail officials. He is represented by Judicial Circuit Public Defender Christine Van Dross, according to online court records. Van Dross could not be reached for comment on Monday. Arrest information regarding the two unidentified suspects was unavailable on Monday.