Wanted San Francisco fugitive captured in Atlanta gang raid – CBS San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The suspected member of a San Francisco robbery squad, who fled the Bay Area and was on the run after a series of law enforcement raids in 2020, has been found in Atlanta this week where he was arrested along with three other gang members by FBI agents and Fulton County sheriff’s deputies, authorities said.
San Francisco police say Jamaria Newt, 28, is finally in custody and may now also face charges in Georgia ahead of his extradition to San Francisco.
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According to the Fulton County Sheriff, an arrest warrant led to a raid on an Atlanta home on Thursday.
During the operation, law enforcement arrested Newt and three suspected gang members, all with violent criminal histories, and discovered a stash of narcotics and firearms.
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Deputies seized approximately 34 pounds of suspected marijuana, prescription pills, $140,000 in cash and jewelry, firearms and ammunition. Of the weapons seized, deputies confirmed that two of the firearms were stolen and one of the weapons was an illegal automatic pistol.
Meanwhile, San Francisco police detectives said their case against Newt dates back to 2020. On December 11, 2020, SFPD investigators and agents served multiple search and arrest warrants in San Francisco, Vallejo , Oakland, Stockton and Carmichael.
The warrants resulted in the arrest of several suspects wanted in connection with a series of armed robberies in the Taraval and Ingleside districts of San Francisco. In addition to the arrests, investigators located and seized several large capacity firearms and several stolen items taken during the break-ins.
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Among the warrants obtained was an arrest warrant for Newt for his alleged role in the burglaries.