6 charged in Forsyth County guns theft; 1 at large

These are some of the guns that were stolen from a Forsyth County pawn shop and later recovered Saturday. (Credit: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office)

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These are some of the guns that were stolen from a Forsyth County pawn shop and later recovered Saturday. (Credit: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office)

Forsyth County authorities have charged six people, including one juvenile, in connection with the theft of guns from a pawn shop.

The incident began about 5:25 a.m. Saturday at Forsyth County Pawn in Cumming and turned into a police chase that went along Ga. 400 before ending in an Alpharetta intersection.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the suspects and charges are:

  • Senuel Hawk, 23, of Decatur: robbery by force; burglary; violation of the Georgia Gang Act; possession of a firearm during certain crimes;
  • Jason Wheeler, 20, of Decatur: robbery by force; burglary; violation of the Georgia Gang Act; possession of a firearm during certain crimes;
  • Jajuanis Armstrong, 19, of Stone Mountain: robbery by force; burglary; violation of the Georgia Gang Act; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of a firearm during commission of certain crimes;
  • Jordan Brown, 19, of Decatur: robbery by force; burglary; possession of a firearm during certain crimes;
  • Rashad Jackson, 17, Decatur: robbery by force; burglary; violation of the Georgia Gang Act; possession of a firearm during certain crimes;
  • A 16-year-old from Decatur: robbery by force; burglary; violation of the Georgia Gang Act; possession of a firearm during certain crimes.

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Altavious Jackson is no longer believed to be a suspect, spokesman Cpl. Peter Sabella said.

“We are currently searching for the last remaining suspect, whose identity remains unknown at this time,” Sabella said.

The adult suspects are being held without bond in the Forsyth County Jail, Sabella said. The juvenile suspect is being held without bond in the Regional Youth Detention Center in Gainesville.

The suspects entered the store by backing a truck into the front of the building, Sabella said.

Wearing sweatshirts and bandanas, they began taking guns, Sabella said. An employee staying in the store encountered the suspects and fired one shot. No one was injured.

The vehicle was seen traveling southbound on Ga. 400, Sabella said. When an officer spotted the vehicle, it drove away, and a chase continued into Alpharetta. The vehicle crashed at Deerfield Parkway and Morris Road.

Seven suspects ran from the vehicle, and six were captured after a search that involved several law enforcement agencies.