Authorities arrest suspect in recent Buckhead carjacking

12:00 AM, May 11, 2013   |    comments
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BUCKHEAD -- U. S. Marshals and officers from the Atlanta Police Department arrested a suspect on Friday who they believe is responsible for the May 1 "bumpjacking" in Buckhead.

The Marshals Service said Ronnie Lee Houston was taken into custody just after noon. They found him at a home in southwest Atlanta, hiding behind a washing machine.

Authorities also found a handgun and narcotics in the home.

Twenty-four-year-old Houston was wanted by the APD for similar felonies including another carjacking and armed robbery.

In the May 1 incident, Sgt. Greg Lyon reported that a couple was driving through the intersection of West Wesley and Howell Mill roads when they were lightly hit from behind by a Buick Enclave.

The couple got out of their car to inspect the damage, and three black males robbed them at gunpoint, stealing their car and belongings.

Lyon reported that Houston faces charges of armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, along with two counts of financial transaction card theft, hit and run and driving without a license.

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