ATLANTA - Police have made a second arrest following the murder of a man and his pregnant girlfriend.
Police arrested their first suspect, Andre Gay, early this week and he has since been charged with kidnapping and murdering Jeronta Brown and Briana Brooks. Channel 2’s Ryan Young broke the news about Gay being arrested on Channel 2 Action News Monday morning.
Investigators said the couple was kidnapped and held for $150,000 ransom in August. When the kidnappers did not get their money, they handcuffed Brown and Brooks, shot them execution style and left them on the side of an Atlanta road.
Richard August Wilson, a.k.a “Fathead,” was captured in Birmingham Thursday morning by US Marshals agents. Police say he was trying to sell an assault rifle at a pawn shop when he was taken into custody.
Wilson did not put up any resistance when he was taken into custody according to the US Marshals. Three weapons, including an assault rifle, were recovered as well.
Wilson was wanted for an additional unrelated murder in Fulton County that occurred in January 2014, as well as for federal probation violations.
“This case clearly highlights the value of the Crime Stoppers Atlanta program and its ability to assist law enforcement, specifically us, the US Marshals, in getting violent and dangerous human beings off the street and in custody,” said Chief Inspector Keith Booker, Commander of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force.