CONYERS - The three suspects in Sunday’s incident at the Conyers Walmart where a man allegedly pointed a gun at a manager after being stopped for alleged shoplifting are now in the Rockdale County Jail.

The incident occurred about 4 a.m. on July 14. The trio entered the Walmart on Dogwood Drive and allegedly took several items without paying for them and then tried to exit the store. When the manager attempted to stop them, the male allegedly pulled out a handgun, chambered a round, and pointed it at the manager. The three suspects then fled the scene in a dark, four-door sedan. No one was injured in the incident.

The male, identified as Timothy Grissom, 30, of Atlanta, was arrested in Atlanta on July 23 after a police license plate reader alerted officers to a wanted vehicle near Peyton Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. They performed a traffic stop and found Grissom in a blue Infiniti Q50. He was identified as a suspect in the Walmart incident, and handed over to Conyers police.

Grissom has been charged with felony shoplifting, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The two females, identified as Ambereanca Ponders, 27, of Forest Park, and Litira Rush, 27, of McDonough, turned themselves in to Conyers Police on July 23 after they were identified by tipsters. Conyers Police and Crime Stoppers Atlanta had offered a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects.

Ponders and Rush have been charged with felony shoplifting.

Senior Reporter

Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. Graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga. in 1979 with B.A. in Communications. Worked in community newspapers for 26 years. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016.

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