Joshua Lee Jackson (left) and Derrick Davion Ruff went missing from Athens on Dec. 18. Nearly three months later, police found their bodies in Gwinnett County.
Photo: Athens-Clarke County Police Department
Photo: Athens-Clarke County Police Department

JUST IN: Murder charges filed in the deaths of Athens men found in Gwinnett storage unit 

Police have filed murder charges in the case of two Athens men discovered shot to death inside a Gwinnett storage unit in March.

Investigators also charged a new suspect in the murder case, bringing the total number of people charged to five. 

Lesley Green, Shabazz Guidry and Robert Carlisle were charged Thursday with two counts each of felony murder, Gwinnett police said.

Shabazz Guidry (left) and Lesley Green (right)
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Police also charged Philmon Chambers, 30, with two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime for allegedly concealing the deaths of Derrick Ruff and Joshua Jackson. He is currently incarcerated in Athens for a crime in that area, according to authorities.

Philmon Chambers
Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department

The bodies of Ruff and Jackson, both 25, were discovered inside the Extra Space Storage along Lawrenceville Highway on March 17, police said. Both men died of apparent gunshot wounds.

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The two were reported missing from Clarke County in mid-December, and the Ford Expedition they were last seen in was found abandoned in a neighborhood off Monfort Road outside of Lawrenceville days after their disappearance, according to police.

Investigators said the killings were likely gang-related. 

Though five men are now charged in the killings, only three are in custody, police said.

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Green, Guidry and Chambers are behind bars while Carlisle and a fifth man — 29-year-old Justin Jamal Davis — remain at large, police said.

Robert Carlisle and Jamal Davis
Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department

ALSO: FBI offers $2,500 reward for man sought in death of 2 Athens men

Davis faces two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime for his alleged role in concealing the deaths of Ruff and Jackson, Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Michele Pihera told AJC.com. 

Investigators said additional charges are possible as the investigation continues. 

Anyone who knows Davis or Carlisle’s whereabouts is asked to contact Gwinnett detectives at 770-513-5300. Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.

In other news: 

SWAT team members were asked to help Atlanta police arrest a wanted criminal they said is inside an apartment at The Park on Windy Hill in the 2000 block of Windy Hill Road.

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