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Georgia fugitives jailed in Stafford County
Two men suspected in a violent home-invasion in Georgia are being held in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
Ladarius M. Clark, 20, of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Theophilus Porter, 30, of Decatur, Ga. have been held here since a brief chase on Aug. 10 that ended with a minor crash on Garrisonville Road in North Stafford.
They are awaiting extradition to Georgia to face charges that include malicious wounding and armed robbery.
According to an affidavit for a search warrant filed in Stafford Circuit Court, Clark and Porter are two of five people charged in connection with an Aug. 9 incident in Lilburn, Ga., in which a man was shot in the shoulder.
Three of the suspects were quickly apprehended in Georgia and gave police information regarding the other two.
Clark, accused of being the shooter, and Porter apparently left the area in the victim’s 2003 BMW.
By tracking cellphone calls, police determined that the suspects were in Virginia. A lookout for the BMW was issued, and state trooper Mike Dailey spotted it heading north on Interstate 95 in Stafford on Aug. 10.
State police Sgt. Les Tyler said that following a brief chase onto Garrisonville Road, the suspects crashed the car and were taken into custody. No one was injured, Tyler said.
According to the affidavit, Ali Habibi told police that he met a woman outside a bar in Norcross and gave her his phone number.
She called a short time later and came to his house with another woman. They went outside for a few minutes and when Habibi’s roommate opened the door for them to come back in, the women and three men stormed into the house.
They demanded drugs and money, the affidavit states, and Habibi was shot in the shoulder during the incident.
A flat-screen television and Habibi’s wallet were found in the stolen vehicle during the arrest in Stafford, court records state.
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