Law enforcement agencies work together to track down suspects

by: Kerry Kavanaugh Updated:

The victim, 14-year-old Paul Sampleton was found last December tied up and shot death inside his Grayson on Haynescrest Drive.

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Gwinnett County prosecutors said federal agencies played a major role in apprehending the two remaining suspects tied to the murder of a Grayson High School student.

Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh spoke with District Attorney Danny Porter about the police work that led to tracking them down.

"Without them, we probably would have been months and months and months locating them," Porter said. Porter was referring the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.

He said the ATF apprehended Andrew Murray and Tavaughn Saylor in Connecticut and New York, respectively.

Porter said the ATF kicked their efforts into high gear after learning the two were wanted for murdering this Grayson High School student.

Murray and Saylor were named Wednesday in this 15-count indictment on charges including murder, felony murder and armed robbery.

The victim, 14-year-old Paul Sampleton was found last December tied up and shot death inside his Grayson on Haynescrest Drive.

Prosecutors believe Paul, was targeted for what he had. The indictment says the suspects stole shoes, clothing televisions and computers, much of which was quickly fenced.

"Some of it (was fenced) immediately," said Porter.

Police said three fellow Grayson High School students -- Larnell Sillah, Romaine Stewart, and Achiel Morgan -- hatched a plan to robPaul riding their school bus.

Legally speaking, Porter said that doesn't matter and would not impact the charges they face.


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