The FBI is asking for the public’s help to find a man with connections to one DeKalb County gang accused in 10 deaths and 12 more attempted killings.
The agency on Tuesday put up wanted billboards all over metro Atlanta in hopes that Antariouse Caldwell
He is considered armed and “extremely dangerous,” FBI Special Agent Buddy Early told Channel 2 Action News.
A federal grand jury indicted Caldwell in October, adding his name to an April 2016 indictment that charged 32 alleged gang members, including a former DeKalb County police officer, with federal anti-racketeering charges.
The North Georgia case was connected to another in Memphis, Tenn., that may involve 16 more alleged gang members.
Early told the news station that at the height of their activity four years ago, the Gangster Disciples terrorized DeKalb County.
"They were responsible for multiple violent acts, multiple murders,” Early said.
In 2016, Caldwell was one of three arrested in connection with a shootout at a Stone Mountain apartment complex that left a 24-year-old man dead. He pleaded guilty in 2017 to possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, and prosecutors agreed to drop several charges of murder, records show.
Caldwell has eluded police on a few occasions.
He was nearly arrested last fall when authorities saw him sitting in a car, Early said. He reportedly jumped out and ran into the woods when he spotted officers.
Early said investigators believe Caldwell may still be in the area because he has strong family ties to DeKalb County.
He is described as 5 feet, 11 inches tall and 135 pounds. He has “No Mercy” tattooed across his neck and has a mole on the right side of his face, according to the FBI. Early said he goes by the street name “Phat,” even though he is slim in stature.
The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to his arrest. Anyone with information is asked to contact the FBI Atlanta Field Office at 770-216-3000.
Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for additional rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.
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