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Traffic stop leads to arrest of man accused of stealing $4K during armed home invasion

A man who was wanted on home invasion, armed robbery and other charges was arrested after trying to run from a traffic stop, authorities said.

Steven Byron Duncan, 21, of Morrow, had a loaded handgun and 140 Ecstasy pills in his vehicle Tuesday, Forest Park police spokesman Chris Matson said. The traffic stop was at the intersection of Forest Parkway and Ash Street shortly before 1 p.m.

The officer made the stop because the tag showed that the SUV, a 2010 Dodge Journey, was not insured.

“Steven attempted to flee on foot from the traffic stop, but was quickly apprehended, without incident,” Matson said.

Duncan also gave a false name and birth date to the officer, according to Matson.

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Authorities learned he was on the Clayton County sheriff’s Ten Most Wanted List in connection with an armed home invasion on May 30 in Lake City. Duncan was wanted on multiple charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, first-degree home invasion, armed robbery, burglary with intent to commit a first-degree felony, false imprisonment, pointing a pistol at another, and possession of a firearm during the commission of certain felonies.

“Duncan went into the victim’s bedroom and stood in the doorway, refusing to allow the victim to exit and brandishing a black and silver pistol,” Sheriff Victor Hill said in a news alert. “Duncan pointed the pistol at the victim and proceeded to rob the victim of their cellphone and $4,000 in U.S. currency before fleeing the residence.”

Duncan was booked into the Clayton County Jail.

In other news:

The woman is charged with possession of marijuana and child cruelty.

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