FUGITIVE CAPTURED: Mark Hill | News
ATLANTA -- Authorities said fugitive Mark Anthony Hill was captured Tuesday night in Decatur. He is the fourth fugitive who has been captured after being featured on 11Alive News as the Fugitive of the Week.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Eric Heinze said his office received information after our initial story aired that Hill, 41, was in the Decatur area.
Marshal's Service personnel were able to determine the residence in Decatur where he was living and were able to capture him without incident.
Hill was transported to the Fayette County Jail in Fayetteville Tuesday night.
ORIGINAL STORY FOLLOWS:
SENOIA, Ga. -- Mark Hill is 11Alive's Fugitive of the Week for February 2, 2012.
He's wanted by the U.S. Marshal's Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Fayette County Sheriff. The 41-year-old Stone Mountain man has an outstanding warrant in Fayette County for Kidnapping, Armed Robbery and Impersonating a Police Officer.
There is also a federal warrant for his arrest. Hill was released from federal prison after serving time for drugs and weapons charges. When he was released, he was put on 40 years supervision.
The U.S. Marshals said Hill violated the terms of his release when he and three other suspects invaded a home on Kimberly Court in Senoia on December 3, 2010.
Hill and the other suspects posed as federal agents when they knocked on the door at the Senoia home.
"One of the individuals was in possession of a replica federal badge and represented to one of the residents inside the home as having an active federal warrant," said Deputy U.S. Marshal Eric Heinze.
Once inside the home, Hill and the suspects forced three residents at gunpoint into the basement. Heinze said they handcuffed the residents, beat them and tortured them until they told them where valuables were in the home. The suspects made off with more than $30,000 in cash and jewelry.
"Shortly after the individuals fled the residence, one of the victims was able to call 911 on a cell phone," Heinze said. They gave police a description of the suspects and a vehicle they were driving.
Two of the suspects, 40-year-old Darius Gray and 31-year-old Michelle Perez, were apprehended. A third suspect was captured a short time later. Gray and Perez were convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Mark Hill has not been caught and has eluded police for more than a year.
"He has family in the Atlanta area as well as the Stone Mountain area," Heinze said.
Hill's odds of remaining free just got worse. That's because he is our Fugitive of the Week and he tops the charts on Rowson's Crime Scene where there is a link to email the U.S. Marshals if you know where Hill is. You can also call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS(8477).
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