Gregory Battle- Georgia- 2016 Mar 26, 2020 2:44:26 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Mar 26, 2020 2:44:26 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: Investigation Discovery on Twitter)
Gregory Battle was aired on last night's (3/26/2020) episode of In Pursuit with John Walsh as a 15 Seconds of Shame fugitive. The show, understandably since there was only 15 seconds, only gives the detail that Battle is wanted for the murder of aspiring journalist Cierra Ford and that he may be hiding out in Brooklyn, New York.
I did a search on the case and learned a bit more from additional articles. It seems Cierra was not the intended target but rather it was her boyfriend, a gang member named Tyrique Lobban. A few men in Lobban's gang had relocated to Sandy Springs from New York and there was an internal power struggle. It seems the defendants (including Battle) were kicked out of the house they were living in but came back for Lobban on November 25th, allegedly shooting Lobban and Ford, who tragically died from her wounds.
Articles describe the key alleged players as Devin Kingdom, Malik Ortiz, Joseph Clarke, and Battle. Kingdom was convicted while Ortiz was acquitted. Joseph Clarke was scheduled to go on trial sometime in late 2018 although I currently can't find what happened in that.
Battle is currently (at least as of last night's In Pursuit airing date) the only alleged person not in custody and on the run in this case.
Hopefully though someone sees the airing and does the right thing. Also Joseph Clarke fled to Florida before he was arrested so it is my personal opinion Battle may be there as well.
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