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COP BRIEFS: Man held in shooting

A Stockbridge man is being held without bond in the Clayton County Jail after being arrested on fugitive warrants stemming from a shooting Sunday.

Clayton sheriff’s Lt. Brian Crisp said Jason Edward Stallings, 27, is charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime and discharging a firearm near a highway. Stallings was arrested by the Clayton Fugitive Unit and members of the Flint River Drug Task Force.

Crisp said the charges stem from an incident Sunday morning where Stallings shot Michael Owens in the stomach and then fled the scene. Owens was taken to Southern Regional Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.

After a “diligent” search, and following several leads, Stallings was arrested at 4641-A Flat Shoals Road in Union City, said Crisp. His girlfriend, Angela Britt, was taken to the Clayton County Police Department Headquarters for questioning, said Crisp.

‘Most Wanted’ captured

An Atlanta man on the Clayton County Fugitive Unit’s 10 Most Wanted List for an alleged rape and armed robbery is in custody.

Clayton sheriff’s Lt. Brian Crisp said Sonny Joe Brown, 39, was captured June 14 about 11 p.m., across the street from Lakewood MARTA station on Murphy Avenue.

“Brown attempted to run but investigators quickly caught up with him, placing him in handcuffs,” said Crisp.

Brown, 39, is being held without bond in the Clayton County Jail on charges of two counts of rape, false imprisonment, armed robbery, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime and aggravated sodomy.

The alleged incident happened March 4, when Brown offered the victim and a friend a ride to get gas.

While the trio returned to the car, Brown spotted his nephew, who was on the side of the road with a flat tire, said Crisp. Brown suggested one of the females stay with the car to make sure no one stole it while he took the victim to get more gas.

“This is when Brown assaulted the victim while pointing a gun at her head,” said Crisp. “He let her go only after he was finished and kept some of the victim’s personal items.”

Brown served two terms in Georgia State Prisons, according to the Department of Corrections website. In 2001, he started a 10-year sentence for armed robbery and was released in 2008. In 1996, he served four months for possession of cocaine.

Unit picks up fugitive sought in armed robbery

The Clayton County Fugitive Unit arrest a Conyers man wanted in a December armed robbery involving five victims.

Clayton sheriff’s Lt. Brian Crisp said James Donald White, 30, was arrested June 12 about 8:45 a.m. at a Jonesboro home on Summerwind Drive.

White is being held in the Clayton County Jail without bond on five counts each of aggravated assault and attempted armed robbery, burglary and forgery in the first degree.

Crisp said the incident happened Dec. 4 at a College Park home on Kingswood Circle. White and another person entered the home and pointed guns at the five people inside, demanding money, said Crisp.

During the June 12 arrest, White reportedly gave investigators a false name and was carrying a firearm, said Crisp. White was charged with giving a false name and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Additional charges are possible pending the investigative results of items found at the residence, he said.

According to the Georgia Department of Corrections records, White served six months for a firearms conviction in 2008 and nearly a year in 2001 for theft and drugs.