Details revealed in security guard kidnapping (Aug. 25, 2015)
CONYERS - Less than 48 hours after a kidnapping and sexual assault occurred, three suspects are in police custody thanks to assistance from sharp-eyed citizens and dissemination of photos and information by the media.
Duwayne Fleeting, 15, Jarius Shorter, 15, and Justin Kohn, 17, all from Conyers, were arrested on Wednesday following the kidnapping and sexual assault on Monday evening of a female working a security job for a filming company. The suspects forced the victim into the trunk of her own vehicle before driving her to the Bank of America on West Avenue where they forced her to withdraw money using her ATM card and PIN number. They then drove to Johnson Park where they sexually assaulted the victim at gunpoint before releasing her on Johnson Road. The victim walked to the Texaco on Klondike Road where she called police.
The victim's vehicle was recovered on Tuesday, July 21 at the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library in Conyers after being spotted by a member of the Conyers Police Department VIPS (Volunteers in Police Service) Unit. Tips from the public viewing photos of the suspects at the ATM aided police in identifying the suspects.
Crime Stoppers and Conyers 911 also reportedly received hundreds of tips. Police were able to locate the suspects as well as evidence with the suspects, such as zipties and duct tape.
"During the rash of crimes we've experienced lately, we appreciate the public's help in being the eyes and ears of the Conyers Police Department by calling in tips, assisting with our investigations and aiding in the arrest of these criminals," said Conyers Police Chief Gene Wilson.
Two of the suspects made confessions. One of the 15-year-olds was reportedly brought in to the police station by his father.
The juvenile suspects are being held at a local youth detention center and Kohn is being held at the Rockdale County Jail.
All suspects are being charged as adults in the case with charges of armed robbery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, financial card fraud, carjacking and weapons charges. More charges may be forthcoming.