Robert Maurice Carlisle
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

FBI captures suspect in Gwinnett storage unit deaths

The FBI has captured a man wanted on murder charges in connection with the deaths of two Athens men discovered fatally shot inside a Gwinnett County storage unit.

Robert Maurice Carlisle, 32, of Lithonia, was arrested Thursday evening at a Stone Mountain residence by the federal agency’s SWAT team and the DeKalb County Police Department, FBI spokesman Kevin Rowson said Friday in a news release.

The FBI earlier this month issued a $2,500 reward for information leading to his capture.

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Carlisle was apprehended the same day authorities charged him and two others with two counts of murder in the deaths of Derrick D. Ruff and Joshua L. Jackson.

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Ruff and Jackson, both 25, were reported missing to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department in December. Their bodies were found March 17 inside a unit at the Extra Space Storage at 2040 Lawrenceville Highway in unincorporated Lawrenceville. Both died from gunshot wounds, authorities said.

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In addition to two counts of murder, Carlisle was wanted by Gwinnett police on state warrants for two counts of concealing the death of another and two counts of participating in criminal gang activity.

He is being held in the Gwinnett County Jail on those charges as well as a federal warrant for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution. The latter charge was filed as a result of a tip from the public, Rowson said.

With Carlisle’s capture, four of the five men charged in the deaths are now in custody.

MORE: Fourth man charged in deaths of 2 Athens men found in Gwinnett storage unit

Lesley Chappell Green, 30, Shabazz Larry Guidry, 24, and Philmon Chambers, 30, are behind bars.

Shabazz Larry Guidry, Lesley Chappell Green, Philmon Chambers
Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department

A fifth man, 29-year-old Justin Jamal Davis, remains at large, Gwinnett police said.

Justin Jamal Davis
Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department

We’re working to learn more.

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