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CPD gets warrant for third suspect in purse snatching

CONYERS - The Conyers Police Department has released the name of the third suspect in a purse-snatching incident who has eluded police since Tuesday.

A warrant for the arrest of Deontae Rasherd Kimber, 19, of 59 Willowood Circle, Atlanta, on robbery charges has been issued, Conyers Police Chief David Cathcart said.

Kimber is wanted in connection with snatching a woman's purse while she was in the Bank of America parking lot on Ga. Highway 138 on Tuesday morning.

After pushing the victim to the ground and grabbing her purse, the suspect jumped into a waiting vehicle that drove away.

The victim's son-in-law, who witnessed the incident, got in his car and followed the suspect vehicle as it headed toward Newton County on Interstate 20.

The suspects' vehicle broke down near the intersection of Access Road and Fairview Road in Newton County. Two of the male passengers fled from the vehicle, leaving the third suspect, a woman, in the car. A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy quickly captured one of the men, along with the woman, who is believed to have been the getaway driver.

Tommy Lamar Davis, 30, of 212 Olympic Place, Decatur, and Shemika Renee Williams, 25, of 564 George Howell Way in Scottdale, were arrested shortly after the incident and both were charged with party to the crime of robbery.

However, authorities with CPD, NCSO and the Georgia State Patrol searched the area of Fairview and Jack Neely roads, initiating a lockdown of two nearby schools, but were unable to locate the third suspect, Kimber.

Kimber is described as 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and dark shoes.

Anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of Deontae Rasherd Kimber is asked to call the Conyers Police Department at 770-483-6600. Anonymous tips can be left at 770-483-TIPS (8477) or online by clicking on "Eye on Conyers" on the city's Web site, www.conyersga.com.

Aimee Jones can be reached at aimee.jones@rockdalecitizen.com.