Nearly a year after a man was shot at a Jonesboro home, officials in Clayton County say they’ve captured the alleged gunman.
The sheriff’s office on Saturday arrested Greg Redginald Newberry of Stockbridge on a charge of aggravated assault, the agency said in a statement.
Newberry had been wanted since July 29, 2019, when he allegedly entered the victim’s house and shot him over a missing weapon, the statement said. The location of the residence was not released.
Clayton police officers found drops of fresh blood at the front of the home when they arrived at the scene, the sheriff’s office said. The victim, who had been shot in the left side of his torso, had already been taken to a hospital, according to the statement.
Investigators said the man had a Taser probe lodged in the middle of his chest.
Police determined two suspects, one of whom was Newberry, had entered the man’s room with long rifles “demanding to know where the weapon belonging to one of the assailants was,” the sheriff’s office said.
When the man told the suspects he didn’t have the weapon, Newberry fired a Taser at him and shot him in the torso, according to the sheriff’s office.
Newberry was taken into custody after the sheriff’s office fugitive squad conducted surveillance on a home that he frequented on Brentwood Road in College Park.
“Fugitive Squad members knocked on the front door of the residence, where Newberry decided to raise his hands in the air and walk out of the residence without incident,” the sheriff’s office said.
Newberry was booked into the Clayton County Jail. Bond has not been set, according to jail records.
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