Donnel Rawls (Credit: Forest Park Police Department)

Georgian wanted in pregnant girlfriend’s death caught in Michigan

A Stockbridge man wanted in Georgia for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend in February has been captured in Michigan.

Donnel Ramonte Rawls, 40, was caught Tuesday morning when Calhoun County, Mich., sheriff’s deputies stopped a vehicle Rawls was in and found him with marijuana, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. A 911 call to authorities about suspicious people going door to door selling cleaning products alerted a deputy who located the vehicle.

Rawls gave a false name when stopped but was identified with fingerprints, according to the post. He was jailed and is awaiting transport back to Georgia by U.S. Marshals.

Forest Park police said in February that they were looking for Rawls in connection with the murder of his live-in girlfriend, 27-year-old Amber Lynn Beckwith. On Feb. 4, police found Beckwith dead at an apartment on Holland Park Drive in Ellenwood, and said Rawls was believed to be the last person in contact with her.

Rawls was considered one of the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office’s “Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitives.”