Sean Haughton arrested in spree of armed robberies in Rockdale, fugitive Wallace Thomas, III sought

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Sean Haughton, a convicted felon, has been arrested in connection with a spree of armed robberies on Highway 138 in Rockdale County, the Sheriff’s Office said today(Jan. 6).

Detectives arrested Haughton after he turned up at the emergency room at DeKalb’s Emory Hillandale Hospital with two gunshot wounds on Dec. 27

Deputy Lee A. Thomas, spokesperson for the Rockdale Sheriff’s Office, said Haughton was one of two suspects wanted for the armed robbery of Starship Enterprises, Inc., Quick Stop Superette in Conyers and Elite A.

The owner of Elite A shot Haughton when he tried to rob his establishment. Haughton fled the scene and ended up at the hospital in DeKalb County. Authorities in DeKalb recognized the description put out on the suspect and Haughton was arrested and charged.

Authorities are now seeking Haughton’s accomplice, Wallace Thomas II.

The first robbery took place on Dec. 22, around 11:08 p.m. at Starship Enterprises,1682 Highway138 NE., Conyers.  In that incident, a female employee was shot twice in the leg in a holdup. Video surveillance showed the two suspects in the robbery.

About 90 minutes later, the second robbery took place at Quick Stop Superette, located at 4669 Highway 20 SE., Conyers, where Haughton was seen on video surveillance, investigators said.

The third robbery took place on Dec. 27, just before midnight at Elite A, 1370 Highway 138, Conyers.  The business owner opened fire as the gunman entered the store, authorities said.

Haughton was charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault, possesion of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and false imprisonment in the first incident. He was charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony in the second incident. Haughton was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in the third incident.

Haughton is currently being held at the Rockdale County Jail.

Authorities are still searching for Wallace Thomas, III. Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Hinds at 770-278-8023.

 

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