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Briefs: Murder suspect caught in Miss.; Caregiver charged in death; Animal abuse

Gwinnett County Sheriff's deputies have found the suspects wanted for murder, animal abuse and the death of a disabled man, officials said.
Gwinnett County Sheriff's deputies have found the suspects wanted for murder, animal abuse and the death of a disabled man, officials said.
Photo of Jason Bankston (Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office)

An accused killer wanted in the shooting of a 21-year-old man in Gwinnett County was arrested Thursday in Mississippi, officials said.

Nicamberon Mortray Flowers, 24, was charged with armed robbery and murder in the April 19 shooting of Joel Tengue, according to the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies developed leads that indicated that Flowers was in Hattiesberg, Miss. and forwarded the information to local authorities who arrested Flowers and placed him in the Forrest County jail, the sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Shannon Volkodav said.

Tengue was found around noon on April 19 behind a building at the Astor Place Apartments at 1435 Boggs Road near Duluth, according to Gwinnett County police. His beige Ford Focus was found at the scene, but it’s unclear what he was doing at the complex.

Flowers is awaiting extradition to Gwinnett County, officials said. So far, investigators have not released any details regarding the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Man Charged in Death of Disabled Man in His Care

A man was arrested Thursday more than a year after a disabled man died in his care in Snellville.

Jason Andre Bankston, was charged with neglect of a disabled adult in the death of John Hammond Steele last year, according to the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office.

On July 14, Snellville police officers responded to a call of a person down at 2131 Buckley Trail and found the 44-year-old man dead, the sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Shannon Volkodav said.

She was not able to provide details on the victim's disability or the circumstances surrounding his death.

Bankston was arrested and transported to the Gwinnett County jail, Volkodav said.

Roommate Accused of Animal Abuse

A man was arrested Thursday for allegedly starving and mistreating a dog owned in Snellville. The dog's owner was also arrested earlier for the crime.

On March 21, Snellville police officers responded to Parkside Court after getting a call about an animal being mistreated, according to the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office.

When officers arrived, they discovered an emaciated dog with electrical tape tightly wound around its mouth, the sheriff’s spokeswoman Deputy Shannon Volkodav said. The dog’s mouth was extremely swollen and bleeding, she said.

Gwinnett County Animal Control took custody of the injured dog and Snellville police obtained warrants for the arrest of Antonio Furlow, the dog’s owner and his roommate, Brandon Kaile Duncan.

On March 27, Furlow was arrested and incarcerated at the Gwinnett County jail for animal cruelty, Volkodav said. He was released on bond on April 10.

Duncan was transported to the Gwinnett County jail where he remained Friday without bond, she said.