CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities have admitted that the suspect in a high-profile killing should have been in jail before the crime ever happened.
Eighteen-year-old Tamario Wise is charged with murder in the Nov. 22 shooting death of Charles Boyer, 39, in northeast Atlanta’s Virginia Highland neighborhood. Wise was also charged in a string of recent violent crimes including a rape, an assault on a taxicab driver and an armed robbery.
Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kembrough said his fugitive squad should have arrested Wise on kidnapping warrants days before Boyer’s killing.
“I'm at a loss to explain why this individual slipped through the cracks," Kembrough said.
The Clayton County Sheriff's Office should have been looking for Wise since Nov. 18, when police got new warrants on him for kidnapping, aggravated assault and car theft. Police said Wise pointed a gun at a woman in the Lexington Square Apartments in Conley and stole her phone, purse, dog and car.
Kembrough said if his deputies had tried to at least track Wise down, they may have discovered that he'd taken off his ankle monitoring bracelet, violating his state parole. Kembrough said Wise should have been sent back to state prison before he made it into Clayton County.
“Every file counts. Every bad guy counts, and I really do wish we had checked some of his locations, hit his home," Kembrough said.
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