• Another arrest made in kidnapping of Clayton County teen

    Updated:

    CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has obtained court documents that show another arrested has been made in the kidnapping of a Clayton County teen last month.

    Tony Maurice Graves, 28, is in federal custody accused of conspiring to abduct 15-year-old Ayvani Hope Perez in the early morning hours of Sept. 17, according to federal court documents.

    Police said two armed men broke into Ayvani's home in Ellenwood in the early hours of Sept. 17 and kidnapped her after asking her mother for money and jewelry.

    Two days later police announced they had arrested Wildrego Jackson, 29, and Juan Alberto Rodriguez, 40, in connection to Ayvani's abduction.

    Police said Ayvani was dropped off unharmed at the Conyers home of a relative 36 hours after she was taken.
    According to a federal affidavit, Jackson implicated Graves in the kidnapping plot.

    After further investigation, Graves, who also goes by "Tony Ware," was arrested, according to court documents.

    He made his first appearance Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Gerrilyn G. Brill, according to federal court documents.


    Next Up:


  • Headline Goes Here

    Another arrest made in kidnapping of Clayton County teen

  • Headline Goes Here

    LIVE UPDATES: Protest underway at neo-Nazi rally; arrests made

  • Headline Goes Here

    4 former presidents among hundreds at Barbara Bush's funeral

  • Headline Goes Here

    The Dawgs are back! Here's what you can expect at the 2018 G-Day game

  • Headline Goes Here

    Police: DUI suspect reached 143 mph on Ga. 400 before crash