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Man charged in April murder; Female wanted in Family Dollar armed robbery caught

Police have charged a man with murder in the shooting death of a man and federal agents have arrested a female suspect in the armed robbery of a Family Dollar in Bibb County, officials said.
Bibb County Sheriff's Office

More than four months after a man's remains were found in southeast Atlanta, police said they have arrested the man who they believe is responsible for his death.

John H. Mack, 23, was charged with murder in the shooting of 22-year-old Cavarris Reams, according to Atlanta police.

Around 7:15 p.m. on April 28, officers responded to a wooded area near a vacant home at 185 Harper Road after getting a report of a deceased person found, according to a police report.

A man and a woman had called 911 after they found the body, police said. Because of the condition of the body, the man could not be readily identified, according to the police report. Later the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the man’s identity and the cause of his death, they said.

On Wednesday, investigators developed enough probable cause to charge Mack with the man’s murder, police spokesman Officer John Chafee said. But he did not say what prompted the shooting and it was unclear how long the man had been dead before he was found.

Mack was arrested Thursday and transported to the Fulton County jail where he remained Friday, according to the booking report.

Woman Wanted for Armed Robbery at Family Dollar Captured

A woman who managed to fight off two employees at a Family Dollar in Bibb County during an alleged armed robbery in May has been captured.

On Friday, U.S. Marshals captured Shelia Ann Martin at a family member’s home in Jackson after someone called in a tip to Crime Stoppers, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Martin, 43, was arrested around 9:45 a.m. and charged with armed robbery and two counts of aggravated assault,

The arrest came a day after deputies released a surveillance photo of the suspect.

The incident happened at 9:55 p.m. on May 22 at the Family Dollar at 1415 Rocky Creek Road, deputies said. Investigators said the woman approached the register and demanded money from the store clerk after claiming she had a handgun in her pocket.

“The clerk and assistant manager engaged the suspect in a physical altercation,” the sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Sean DeFoe said. “The employees sustained minor injuries in the struggle. They were checked by paramedics at the scene and released.”

The suspect, a 5 foot, 4 inch white woman who weighs between 200 and 250 pounds with dark hair pulled up in a bun, was wearing a blue and white floral print tank top and blue pants, deputies said. The suspect had fled the store in an older model white Ford Pickup with a wide burgundy or maroon stripe along the length of the truck, deputies said. It's unclear if the vehicle was also found.

Martin was being held without bond at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center, officials said.

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