Deputies: Man killed during drug deal, attempted robbery at DeKalb motel

Deputies: Man killed during drug deal, attempted robbery at DeKalb motel

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DeKalb County Sheriff's Office
Calvin Joel Bartholomew
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  • Maurice Stargell was found dead in a DeKalb County motel on Jan. 16. 
  • His accused shooter was arrested Friday. 

Police arrested a man they say killed a 19-year-old and left his body in a Decatur motel last week, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. 

Maurice Stargell was found with multiple gunshot wounds at the Candler Inn on Jan. 16, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. 

Warrants allege Stargell and Calvin Joel Bartholomew, 29, met at the hotel for a drug deal, which led to an attempted robbery, DeKalb sheriff’s spokeswoman Cynthia Williams said in a statement. Bartholomew pulled a gun and fatally shot Stargell, Williams said.

A witness told police he then saw Stargell being dragged out of a room and put on the ground. 

Atlanta police arrested Bartholomew at an apartment complex. 

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