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Atlanta man arrested in connection with 2010 Kay Jewelry armed robbery

COVINGTON -- The Covington Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with the July 5, 2010, armed robbery of a Covington jewelry store.

Chara Montel Goolsby of Atlanta was arrested on Sept. 28 at his Atlanta apartment by CPD detectives and agents with the U.S. Marshal's Service and charged with armed robbery.

CPD Lt. Paul Dailey said officers are currently seeking two additional suspects.

He said the 14-month investigation included following up on anonymous tips, numerous interviews and DNA comparisons before the arrest of Goolsby took place.

The 2010 robbery occurred when three men entered Kay Jewelry in Newton Plaza and forced the store employees to the ground at gun-point. The three intruders took an undisclosed amount of jewelry -- then left in a dark colored minivan.

In other public safety news, the Covington Fire Department was summoned to an apartment in the Housing Authority on Alcovy Road about 1 p.m. Sunday with the report of a fire.

According to CFD Public Information Officer Capt. Tony Smith, when firefighters arrived they discovered food smoking on the stove and an unconscious man on the porch of the residence.

Smith said emergency medical aid and life-saving measures were rendered, but "some sort of medical issue occurred and caused him to go into cardiac arrest."

Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis said Harold Baccus died of natural causes.