Fugitive squad finds suspected armed robber in Atlanta

Photo by Heather Middleton

Photo by Heather Middleton

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Squad, this week, rounded up the last suspect sought in a string of armed robberies that terrorized Lovejoy business owners in late 2010.

Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Eddie McGhee said Donovan Gordon Blackson, 22, of Riverdale was captured Monday at an Atlanta apartment. McGhee said Blackson faces at least 11 counts of armed robbery in connection with the alleged crimes reported last fall.

A Clayton magistrate judge Tuesday denied bond for Blackson.

Police said Blackson was with at least three others during the robberies, all of whom remain in the Clayton County Jail.

Facing armed robbery and other charges are Kayla Barnes, 20, Xavier Calloway, 19, and Tequez Miller, 17.

Clayton County police said the suspects fired shots at a witness in January. The witness was not injured.

-- Kathy Jefcoats