Man accused of burning car with woman’s body inside arrested in Wisconsin

A Lawrenceville man who police say set a car on fire with a woman’s body inside was arrested in Wisconsin.

Antoine Sims, 20, was taken into custody Sunday by officers in Beloit after leading them on a brief chase, police said.

Sims was wanted by the Johns Creek Police Department in connection with the death of Adelisa Muratovic, who was fatally shot after an alleged drug deal.

Authorities said Muratovic and her boyfriend, Michael Smith, 20, went to an apartment complex in Johns Creek to buy drugs Oct. 29, previously reported. Another man, Deshaun Jovan Flournoy, 18, was with them, police said.

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According to police, Smith and Flournoy may have been planning to rob Sims, who was allegedly selling the drugs.

At some point, gunfire was exchanged and Muratovic was shot. Smith told police he ran away and last saw Muratovic sitting in the passenger seat of his car.

Police believe Sims took the car Muratovic was sitting in and set it on fire with her body inside. The car was found in flames in a Lawrenceville subdivision around 3:30 a.m. the next morning.

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Smith, who turned himself in Nov. 26, is charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was released on a $50,000 bond Dec. 15.

Flournoy turned himself in to Johns Creek police Nov. 27 and was booked into the Fulton County Jail on charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit armed robbery. He was released Dec. 28 after posting a $50,000 bond.

Johns Creek investigators are working with Wisconsin authorities to extradite Sims to Georgia. He is charged with felony murder and purchase, distribution and sale of marijuana.

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