Drive-in shooter caught
Quentric Williams, 32, was arrested in Gwinnett May 16 and charged with allegedly murdering Mitt Lenix at the Starlight Drive-In May 15.
Williams was arrested at the Sun Suites on Club Drive at approximately 5:40 p.m.
Police said Lenix, 28, was allegedly shot by Williams when he asked Williams for help because he was having car trouble.
Williams left the drive-in after the shooting and Lenix died later at a local hospital. Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said a witness called 911 and followed the suspect’s car until police were able to get behind the vehicle.
Police then chased Williams on I-285 and into Gwinnett County. Williams wrecked his car on Lilburn Stone Mountain Road and managed to run away from police officers.
Williams is charged with felony murder, obstruction of police officers and simple assault.
Robbery crew leader convicted of murder
The leader of a home invasion robbery crew was found guilty of murder and other charges by a DeKalb County jury May 16.
Michael Blaine was convicted of orchestrating the criminal activity of a home invasion crew that targeted wealthy individuals and homes of drug dealers. In some instances, Blaine would have a woman pose as a prostitute to distract victims and gain entry into their homes.
All additional members of the home invasion crew have pleaded guilty.
Blaine was indicted on 38 counts including racketeering, malice murder, felony murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, possession of a firearm by convicted felon and false imprisonment. He was found guilty on 31 of the 38 counts.
Chief Assistant District Attorney Don Geary served as lead prosecutor.
SDBA to hold political forum
South DeKalb Business Association has announced it will be holding a political forum May 17, 5:30-9 p.m. at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur.
Jocelyn Dorsey of WSB-TV will be the moderator, as the association presents candidates and their platforms for the upcoming DeKalb County elections for CEO, county commissioner, school board member, clerk of courts, judge, state legislator, U.S. Congress, etc.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (404) 919-7322 or email at info@SDB-inc.org .