Corey Griffin
Photo: Clarkston Police Department
Photo: Clarkston Police Department

Tip leads to arrest of man sought in DeKalb home invasions

The man sought in connection with several home invasions in DeKalb County has been arrested, authorities said Sunday.

Based on a 911 tip revealing his location, Atlanta police apprehended Corey Griffin, 48, DeKalb sheriff’s spokeswoman Cynthia B. Williams said.

Griffin has been booked into the DeKalb County jail, according to Williams.

MORE: DNA helps police ID man wanted in multiple DeKalb home invasions

He had been identified as the man who allegedly broke into two Stone Mountain homes, invaded one Clarkston home and assaulted two DeKalb County women, Clarkston police earlier told Channel 2 Action News.

Corey Griffin, 48, has been arrested in connection with several home invasions in DeKalb County. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Police said they identified Griffin through DNA with help from the GBI. 

Authorities said Griffin sexually assaulted one woman in a May 11 incident in Clarkston. In a May 19 home invasion in Stone Mountain, police said Griffin beat a resident and spray-painted his face.

Authorities previously had released sketches of the suspect, as well as referring to him as armed and dangerous.

Outstanding DeKalb warrants for Griffin’s arrest include two counts of rape, four counts of aggravated assault and home invasion, Williams said.

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