Griffin Police Department are continuing a investigation into an armed robbery at Ma & Pa Grocery which involved a shot being fired and the unknown suspects remaining at large. The suspects’ photos and video were subsequently released, and photos are on our website WKEUradio.com, Griffin Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the men. In the last week, Investigator Stacy Beckom has received leads from different individuals which were all proven to be reliable information. All information will remain anonymous All these leads pointed to the same suspects. Thanks to these contacts’ information, the two suspects have been identified as
Devontae Marquez Young, age 20, and Fredrick Earnest Schnell, age 23,
Devontae Marquez Young, age 20, and Fredrick Earnest Schnell, age 23, both of Clayton County. Warrants have been obtained on both subjects, and Young is incarcerated at Clayton County Jail after being apprehended over the weekend in another gun related incident involving Clayton County Police. The suspected weapon involved at Ma & Pa Grocery was also recovered, and will be sent to the GBI for analysis with evidence collected from the scene. This weapon was also found to be stolen. Investigators with Griffin Police Department have been coordinating with Clayton County Criminal Investigation Division to locate and apprehend Schnell as well. Any information as to his whereabouts can be forwarded to Captain Gandee of Clayton County Police, or Investigator Stacy Beckom of the Griffin Police Department.
Investigator Beckom would like to thank all of the individuals who contacted him by phone and email with information in regards to this case. “There are many cases that would remain unsolved without the assistance of the public, and this is a perfect example” Beckom said. “Due to the fact that these two suspects were not from the Griffin area, it made it more difficult to identify them. Thanks to today’s advancements in technology and wide range communication, the public was able to obtain the information and contact me with good info that led to them being identified. Without them, this case could have remained open much longer.”
The Griffin Police Department would also like to thank the Clayton County Police Investigation Division, Captain Gandee, Gang Investigator Brandyn McKay and all others who greatly assisted us with this case. Both Young and Schnell have been charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime and Wearing a Mask to Conceal their Identity.