U.S. marshals offer $5K reward for Gwinnett double murder suspect

Karlton Sirmons

U.S. marshals said a man wanted in connection with a Gwinnett County double murder is “an extreme danger to the community” and they are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his capture.

Marshals in Atlanta elevated the search for Karlton Sirmons, 31, to a “major case” after investigators learned he is also accused of violent crimes in multiple counties, according to spokesman Eric Heinze.

Karlton Sirmons is “an extreme danger to the community,” officials said.

Gwinnett police obtained a warrant accusing Sirmons of murder after two men were found shot to death in a Norcross home Nov. 2.

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Officers were sent to the townhome community on Beaver Springs Lane about 4:45 a.m. after receiving a call about a person shot, AJC.com previously reported. The victims were identified as Derrick Dennis, 55, and Josh Dennis, 30, both of Norcross.

Sirmons was considered “armed and dangerous.”

In addition to the double murder case, Sirmons is wanted on aggravated assault charges in Cobb County from 2013, Gwinnett County from 2015 and Bibb County from 2018. He has previously been arrested on charges related to drugs, assault, terroristic threats and kidnapping, the marshals said.

Officials said Sirmons seems to be elevating his violent acts. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact 877-926-8332 or send tip information via the tips app at www.usmarshals.gov.

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