FAYETTEVILLE — A Hampton man who eluded capture after a “brazen” daytime robbery has been caught and charged with several others, said police.
Fayetteville police Lt. Mike Whitlow said Marquise Raphiel Jackson, 20, is in Fayette County Jail on charges of robbery by sudden snatching and felony obstruction in the Sept. 25 alleged incident.
Whitlow said Jackson was found in Hampton with four others, all charged in connection with the incident. Patricia Jackson, 40, of Hampton is charged with misdemeanor obstruction and Asheley Lynette Moses, 20, of Jonesboro is charged with party to a crime of robbery and misdemeanor theft by receiving and is in the Fayette County Jail.
Gavin Hussey, 20, of Jonesboro and Morgan Green, 20, of Hampton are charged with being a party to the crime of robbery. Cassius Williams, 19, of Hampton is charged with misdemeanor theft by receiving stolen property and is being held in the Fayette County Jail.
Clayton County officials said Tony Darnell Davenport, 27, was also arrested with the others and is being held in the Clayton County Jail for violation of probation.
Whitlow said Jackson is charged in connection with the snatching of a woman’s bag at Fayette Pavilion. Whitlow said he was identified by alleged accomplices and confirmed through surveillance video from the AT&T Store inside the center.
Police said a woman, 57, was getting into her car about 2:38 p.m. Sept. 25 when a man opened her passenger door and took a bag containing an Apple iPhone.
Whitlow said the suspect fled in a red Dodge Grand Caravan accompanied by at least two other suspects. Several witnesses provided a license plate number to police. Fayetteville police and Fayette County deputies flooded the area and found the vehicle in the parking lot of the Home Depot, he said.
Fayetteville detectives found a second vehicle a short time later and arrested two suspects who had aided in the crime, said Whitlow.
Jackson was spotted a short time later on Roberts Road in Fayette County, north of the Pavilion and a brief foot chase ensued with Jackson fleeing into an extremely wooded area, said Whitlow. Fayetteville police and deputies searched the wooded area into the night and early morning hours and spotted Jackson several more times but he eluded capture, he said.
According to Clayton County court records, Jackson is in violation of First Offender probation for a 2010 conviction for burglary, theft by receiving stolen property and possession of a weapon by a person under 18. He also has previous convictions for simple battery and disruption of public schools.
Davenport has a long criminal history in Clayton that includes theft and shoplifting. Clayton court records show that Hussey has a criminal history that includes obstruction and battery against police officers.
Williams was convicted last year when he pleaded guilty with co-defendant Xavier Hutchinson under the First Offender Act to simple battery and public indecency. Williams was sentenced to 24 months on probation for both charges.