The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two suspects in the murder of a man at a Citgo gas station in Lithonia the night before Thanksgiving.
Arrest warrants for both suspects allege that the victim, 20 year-old Traveon Quandarius Smith, was lured out of a vehicle by one of the suspects Nov. 21, at the gas station on North Stone Mountain Road. Smith was then shot multiple times in the back and head, causing his death. Warrants say that surveillance video recorded the incident.
An arrest warrant was issued on Nov. 23 charging 24 year-old Monty Marquies Nelson of Stone Mountain with Felony Murder. An arrest warrant issued on Nov. 24 charged 35 year-old Richard S. Pierre-Hayes of Stone Mountain with Felony Murder.
Investigators from the DeKalb Sheriff’s Fugitive and S.W.A.T. Units located and arrested Nelson and Pierre-Hayes without incident at their homes. Both suspects are in custody at the DeKalb County Jail.