Date of Booking:
Reason(s) For Booking:
POSS OF FIREARM/KNIFE DURING CRIME/ATTEMPT CRIME
ROBBERY (ARMED OR BY INTIMIDATION)
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On November 3, 2022 at approximately 0253 hours, Corporal Moyers and I were dispatched to [800 BLOCK] Oxford Drive, Canton, regarding a reported armed robbery. The victim, later identified as [VICTIM #1], and his girlfriend, [VICTIM #2], advised Cherokee Dispatch they had been robbed at gun point by two black males.
[REDACTED] advised dispatch the two black males had entered another vehicle driven by [VICTIM #2]’s friend, later identified as Courtney Watson, and had driven away from the scene in a silver sedan. Cherokee dispatch provided a be on the lookout to surrounding agencies in order to locate the suspect vehicle occupied by four black males in the silver sedan.
Corporal Moyers and I went to the initial incident location in order to speak with [VICTIM #1] and [VICTIM #2]. Upon arriving at the scene, [VICTIM #1] and [VICTIM #2] were standing in the cul-de-sac of the neighborhood and were attempting to wave us down. After verifying both parties were not injured, I obtained written statements from both parties about the incident and learned the following:
[VICTIM #1] and [VICTIM #2] are boyfriend and girlfriend and were hanging out at [VICTIM #2]’s aunt’s residence located at [800 BLOCK] Oxford Drive in Canton. [VICTIM #2] said she had been messaging a former classmate named Courtney Watson through snapchat. She said she was asked to hangout by Courtney and another male whom she believed to be his brother.
The plan was for Courtney and his brother to drive to [VICTIM #2]’s residence and pick up both [VICTIM #2] and [VICTIM #1]. They would all then go to the Quick Trip located at 4865 Old Hwy 5, Woodstock, to pick up food. [VICTIM #2] said as they were leaving the neighborhood, they passed two black males who were walking in the roadway.
She described the two males, later identified as Omar Faines and Nasir Stover, as wearing black ski masks. One wearing a grey sweater and the other wearing red hoodie respectively. She said as they drove passed Omar and Nasir, Courtney rolled his passenger side window down and yelled at them to get out of the roadway and continued driving to QuikTrip.
After buying food at QuikTrip, [VICTIM #2] and [VICTIM #1] said they arrived back at the neighborhood and entered the Cul-de-sac. They both stated as the vehicle came to a stop, the two black males from earlier, in the grey and red sweatshirts, ran out of the wood line and up to the rear passenger doors of the vehicle.
[VICTIM #2] said the black males still had on the black ski masks but one of them also wore a “golden colored Halloween mask.” [VICTIM #2] and [VICTIM #1] said both of the males brandished pistols in their faces and told them to get out of the vehicle. [VICTIM #2] said she ducked under the male assailant’s arm and ran for her residence. She said she might have seen an orange tip on the pistol but was not sure.
[VICTIM #1] said he was not certain about the clothing, as it all happened very quickly. He said two masked men rushed them with guns and pointed them at both of their faces. He said they grabbed everything from him and left with his switch blade and iPhone 13. Both parties stated the suspects entered Courtney’s vehicle and fled the scene.
[VICTIM #2] stated about five minutes after the initial incident, she received a text from Courtney stating he had left his phone at her residence during the incident and would trade his phone for [VICTIM #1]. She said she went to the top of the driveway to meet him but as she went to exchange the phones, Courtney forcefully grabbed his phone from her. She said he ran back to his vehicle and left the scene with Omar, Nasir, and the “brother,” later identified as Kristopher Maxey in a silver sedan.
While I was speaking with [VICTIM #2] and [VICTIM #1] about the incident, Holly Springs Police Department Sergeant Sheehan observed the suspect vehicle occupied by four black males enter the Barrett Farms subdivision and turn on Joseph Street. Sergeant Sheehan, with the assistance of several Cherokee County Deputies, were able to locate the suspect vehicle and detain Kristopher, Omar, and Courtney.
The vehicle was stopped in front of [200 BLOCK] Joseph street and it was later determined Nasir resides at the residence. Nasir’s mother later provided video footage from the doorbell camera that shows Nasir entering the residence in what appears to be solid colored sweatshirt with white writing on the front. Nasir had entered the residence and changed his sweatshirt to a bulky black and red winter coat as to avoid detection.
Located inside the suspect vehicle was a Taurus G2C 9mm handgun and the “golden colored Halloween mask” along with the black ski masks. Also located in the vehicle was [VICTIM #1] iPhone and pink switchblade. For further information regarding the search of the Nissan Altima, refer to Deputy Carpenters supplemental report. After collecting the written statements of [VICTIM #1] and [VICTIM #2], Investigator Wakefield spoke to them.
After, Corporal Moyers and I then went to the [200 BLOCK] Joseph Street incident location to assist the deputies on scene. Nasir, Courtney, Omar and Kristopher were all handcuffed and placed in different patrol cars. I went to each party and read them their Miranda Warning and asked if they would speak to investigators who had arrived on scene. Omar and Courtney stated they would speak with investigators and spoke with them briefly regarding the incident.
Courtney Watson was charged with Armed Robbery and Possession of a firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies. A criminal history was run by NCIC and it was discovered Courtney is a convicted felon. He was also charged with Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Omar Faines was charged with Armed Robbery and Possession of a firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies.
Nasir Stover was charged with Armed Robbery and Possession of a firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies.
Kristopher Maxey was charged with Armed Robbery and Possession of a firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies.
Kristopher, Omar, and Courtney were transported to the ADC and turned over to the working deputies on shift with no issue. As Nasir is a juvenile, he was taken to the ADC where he was photographed and fingerprinted per policy. A juvenile complaint form was completed and Nasir was then transported back to the Hickory Flat Precinct as I obtained an arrest warrant for Armed Robbery and Possession of a firearm or knife during commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies.
Magistrate Judge J E Drane III signed the arrest warrant (warrant number CE0132579), and a 72-hour hearing was set for Nasir to appear before the magistrate court at noon on November 3, 2022. Nasir will be transported to the Marietta RYDC by Deputy Brandon.
Later today I will obtain arrest warrants for Omar, Kristopher and Courtney. The recovered handgun, written statements, masks, surveillance footage from QuikTrip, and all four of the suspects cell phones were placed into the Hickory Flat Precinct Evidence Locker #2.
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