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DeKalb fugitive arrested in Rockdale


The U.S. Marshals Service and Rockdale County Sheriff's Office have arrested a DeKalb County murder suspect that had been living in the Conyers area using an alias for the past few months.


On Monday, March 3, 2014, the U.S. Marshals Service contacted the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office after receiving a tip that a murder suspect was living in the Conyers area. A fugitive investigation started by the U.S. Marshals Service last week revealed that the suspect may be living in the Conyers area using an alias.  U.S. Marshals Service and RCSO deputies went to a residence on Hickory Bend near Salem Road in Conyers on Monday afternoon and arrested Danion Perry Scott. Scott, 34, had an active Homicide warrant from DeKalb County stemming from a May 2013 murder.


"Once the U.S. Marshals Service received information that their suspect was residing here in Rockdale County, they were able to quickly apprehend him thanks to the cooperative efforts of our two agencies working together," said Sheriff Eric Levett. "I hope that this apprehension will bring closure to the victim¹s family and friends. This apprehension should demonstrate to criminals that Rockdale County in not the place to do crime or to hide from justice."


Scott was transported to the DeKalb County Jail by RCSO deputies without incident.

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