Arrests made in elderly veteran attack



EAST POINT, Ga. - A woman has turned herself in to police in the case of an elderly veteran attacked in East Point earlier this week.

Officers are still searching for another suspect, who police say is armed and dangerous.

Channel 2’s Tony Thomas learned the second suspect,  22-year-old Iesha Washington, turned herself in Thursday night. But investigators said she's not cooperating  at all. There is one more suspect still on the run, Ricky Wilcoxson, and cops said his past proves he's very dangerous.

"Mr. Wilcoxson, we are requesting that you turn yourself in so we can go ahead and speak with you about this without anyone getting injured,” said a police official.

The plea from East Point police came as they continued to hunt for the final suspect in the attempted carjacking and beating of 80-year-old Creston Portis.  

“I think that was the guy, he kind of looks like the guy on my side,” Portis said as he was shown a picture of Wilcoxson released by police.

Washington and Dexter Ware have both turned themselves in. All three are accused of attacking Portis in his carport Sept. 14. One suspect hit him with a brick or gun and stole his wallet.

“I don't know which one slammed me with a brick,” Portis said.

Investigators said among the past crimes of these three, a shootout with another group on Old National Highway came just three hours after the Portis assault. Fulton County police said Washington was shot in the hand and treated at Grady Hospital. Police said the gold Mercedes SUV confiscated at that crime scene is the same one spotted at a gas station where Portis' stolen credit card was used earlier.

“I hope they get what they deserve,” Portis said.

If you have any information about the final suspect's whereabouts, you’re asked to call Crimestoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477). Police are offering a $2,000 reward.

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