1 suspect arrested, 1 at large in armed robbery, kidnapping of DeKalb father

Credit: Henri Hollis

Credit: Henri Hollis

Police are still searching for the last of two suspects accused of robbing and kidnapping a father in DeKalb County last week, according to police.

DeKalb officers were called shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday to the 1900 block of Meadow Lane, where they spoke with two teenagers who told them their father was robbed at gunpoint by two men as they worked on a house, police said in a statement. The armed men then forced their father into a vehicle, drove him to a nearby ATM, and forced him at gunpoint to withdraw money, according to the statement.

The man was then dropped off at a nearby gas station, and neither he nor his children were injured, police said.

The next day, around 6:30 p.m., patrolling officers spotted the vehicle used in the kidnapping on Glenwood Road near I-285, according to police. Officers followed the vehicle toward Covington Highway, where they tried to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle instead pulled into a gas station and three people ran away.

Police brought in K-9 units and began tracking the suspects. After three-and-half hours, one suspect — later identified as 33-year-old Regis Jackson — was found hiding in a shed. He was allegedly still wearing the same clothes used in the kidnapping and armed robbery the day before, police said.

Jackson was charged with armed robbery and kidnapping and is being held at the DeKalb County Jail. The second suspect, who remains at large, was identified by police as Jackson’s brother, 38-year-old Darius Jackson. Darius Jackson faces the same charges as his brother.

Police said additional charges may be filed, as investigators have linked the pair to other armed robberies in the area.