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Fourth suspect caught in home- invasion robbery

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

By Jason A. Smith

jsmith@henryherald.com

A Decatur man was in the Henry County Jail without bond Friday, for alleged involvement in a New Year's Eve home-invasion, in which another suspect in the incident, was shot and killed by police.

Quinton Larue Robinson, 33, appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court Friday, without an attorney. Judge Robert Godwin reset a preliminary hearing in the case, for March 4.

Robinson is being held in the jail on a superior court-only bond, according to the judge. He was recently arrested in DeKalb County.

The robbery occurred Dec. 31, at a home in the 300 block of Cane Creek Drive in Stockbridge, according to Police Sgt. Mike Ireland.

"Henry County officers responded to a home invasion at a residence in Stockbridge," Ireland said. "One of the suspects was shot and killed by a responding officer. That suspect was identified as 29-year-old Willie Hall of Decatur.

"A 15-year-old male suspect was arrested at the scene, and remains in custody at the Griffin [Regional Youth Detention Center]."

"Two other suspects were identified as being involved in the home invasion/robbery and were identified as Chris Gordon and Quinton Robinson," the sergeant continued.

"Chris Gordon was arrested in Clayton County for traffic violations. Quinton Robinson was arrested on a Henry County warrant in DeKalb County on [Thursday]. All suspects are in custody and charged with armed robbery," Ireland said.

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office did not release the date of Gordon's arrest. Gordon, 42, was being held in the Clayton County Jail Friday on $2,348 bond, according to sheriff's office authorities.

Henry Police Maj. Jason Bolton provided details of the home-invasion, in the initial days of the investigation. He said police were able to act quickly, because a female resident was returning home from shopping, when she saw a suspect holding a gun to the head of one of her relatives, and called authorities.

"Detectives believe that the residence that was robbed was not a random location, but that the victims were targeted," Bolton said.