• Indictment ties strip club death to string of violent crimes

    By: Jodie Fleischer


    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has learned prosecutors now believe the 2010 murder of a DeKalb County club owner was an inside job and tied to a violent robbing crew, with a string of serious charges.

    Channel 2 investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer obtained a grand jury indictment in which prosecutors accuse three men of racketeering.

    The charges include three murders, and seven armed robberies, all of which happened in public places in the middle of the day.

    The newest case tied to the group is one that prosecutors now believe was the first crime in the spree, the murder of Pin-Ups strip club owner Terry Stephenson in September 2010.

    Stephenson was carrying a large deposit from the business, heading to a bank when he was ambushed in the parking lot.

    Two of the suspects, Ashley Henderson and Stacey Dooley, were already in FBI custody tied to a federal indictment for a string of violent armored car robberies.

    The third man, Charles Daniels, was a manager at Pin-Ups and is now charged with Stephenson's death and armed robbery.

    The racketeering charge also ties the whole group together, along with two additional homicides: Chris Bennett, who investigators believe was a co-conspirator, and Gary Castillo, an armored car guard gunned down outside a Toco Hills Kroger in March 2011. 

    Investigators said Castillo and Stephenson were not involved in the criminal activities.

    Prosecutors said the group pocketed at least $400,000 from all of the armed robberies, throughout DeKalb, Gwinnett and Cobb counties.

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