FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         CONTACT:  Lyle V. Harris

April 29, 2011                                                                                                      404.848.3982



MARTA Police have announced the arrest of a seventh suspect in connection with the April 16th assault on two customers aboard a southbound MARTA train.

David George Watkins, 19, of Atlanta surrendered himself at the Fulton County Jail after investigators had issued a warrant for his arrest and distributed a “be-on-the-lookout” alert that included his picture and description. Watkins has been charged with robbery by force, attempted robbery by force and aggravated battery.  He is being held at the jail.

MARTA  Police are conducting an ongoing investigation into this isolated incident that involved a number of juveniles and adults who left a Downtown Atlanta nightclub and boarded a train at the Garnett Street station. During the assault, both male victims received minor facial injuries and one of them was robbed of his wallet.

So far, MARTA Police have apprehended four male juveniles ranging in age from 12 to 16 who are being held at the Metro Regional Youth Detention Center in Atlanta. The names of those suspects are being withheld because of their age.

In addition to Watkins, two other adults are already in custody facing similar charges:  Zantavious Sanchez Scott 20 and his brother Jarquez, 19, who are also being held at the Fulton County Jail without bond.

MARTA Police are still seeking several persons of interest in the case and anyone with information is asked to call 404 848-4911.    




Click here to view press release of "MARTA Update MARTA Police Arrest Additional Suspects in Train Assault" 


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