Suspect nabbed after year on the run

A home invasion suspect has been arrested after nearly a year on the run from deputies.

Authorities had been searching for Kevin Avareze DeLoach, 24, since the invasion at a Hephzibah apartment complex last Sept. 23.

Police said two armed men approached a 27-year-old resident outside his apartment in the 3500 block of Woodlake Road around noon demanding money. The men entered the residence and searched through the apartment while keeping their guns aimed at the resident and a 32-year-old woman in the living room.

The intruders fled with 10 pairs of sneakers valued at $2,000 and a cellphone.

One of the suspects, Fredrick Hall, 24, was captured by officers in April, but DeLoach continued to avoid capture.

DeLoach was found in Barton Village on Wednesday after investigators received an anonymous tip on his whereabouts.

He has been booked on charges of armed robbery, burglary, two counts of false imprisonment, theft by receiving, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

 

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