Richard "Fathead" Wilson- Georgia- 2014 (CAPTURED) Sept 29, 2014 16:27:56 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Sept 29, 2014 16:27:56 GMT -5
Federal authorities issued a public lookout Monday for a fugitive accused of kidnapping and killing a DeKalb County couple, after Atlanta Police arrested another suspect in the case.
The U.S. Marshal's office in Atlanta says 41-year-old Richard Augusta Wilson, also known as Fathead, is wanted for kidnapping and homicide in the August execution-style slaying of the DeKalb County man and his girlfriend who was 7 months pregnant.
The alert follows a Monday morning announcement by Atlanta police that officers had arrested and charged 40-year-old Andre Gay with murder in the case.
Authorities allege the men kidnapped Jeronta Brown and Briana Brooks from their apartment on August 30th and held them for $150,000 ransom.
When the kidnappers did not get their money, investigators allege the suspects handcuffed Brown and Brooks, shot them and left them on the side of Ridge Road in northwest Atlanta.
Doctors were able to deliver Brooks' baby before they took the mother off of life support and she died.
Gay is being held in the Fulton County Jail.
Gay had recently been released from a Georgia state prison for the 1990 murder of a woman and a 16-month-old boy in Atlanta's McDaniel Glenn Housing Project when he was 16-years-old.
The news release from the U.S. Marshal's office states Wilson is wanted for a wide range of violent crimes throughout the metro area, including several counts of murder, kidnapping and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The release states Wilson who authorities consider armed and extremely dangerous has an extensive criminal history with several convictions for violent crimes and federal weapons violations.
Wilson is 6 feet tall and weighs 171 pounds. He has multiple tattoos on both arms and shoulders and has a gold tooth.
Anyone with information about Wilson should call Crime Stoppers of Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or e-mail them at www.crimestoppersatlanta.org/contact.
Information leading to an arrest and conviction can lead to a significant cash reward for the tipster.