Fugitive Arrested in Decatur
The man is now facing a litany of drug and other charges; traffic and college classes were temporarily interrupted due to the arrest.
By Justin Ove (Patch Staff)
March 20, 2015 at 3:01am
DeKalb County sheriff’s deputies were able to track down and arrest a fugitive who was wanted on over a dozen criminal charges in a joint operation on Thursday afternoon.
Randall Washington was taken into custody without incident in the vicinity of Memorial Drive at approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday, a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office statement said. Sheriff’s deputies were joined in the operation by DeKalb police, U.S. Marshals, and Georgia Perimeter College police.
According to the sheriff’s office, Washington was wanted on a failure to appear warrant for charges of possession of cocaine to distribute, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and obstruction of an officer; felony aggravated assault and felony criminal damage/first degree; along with two counts of family violence battery, criminal trespass damage, and simple battery harm.
In order to minimize the danger to the public, traffic within a several block vicinity of Memorial Drive was intentionally slowed, the sheriff’s office said. Georgia Perimeter College also instituted a temporary lockdown while the operation was ongoing.