DeKalb Sheriff’s Office arrest murder suspect Joe Eakmond Harris

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The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit has arrested 37-year-old Joe Eakmond Morris of Decatur on a charge of felony murder.

An arrest warrant issued on June 5 alleges that Morris caused the death of Rico Jabar King, 35, of Monterey Drive by shooting him multiple times with a handgun on June 4 on Belvedere Lane in Decatur.  No probable cause was given for the incident.

Morris has a long history of various charges including drug trafficking, battery, family violence, theft by receiving stolen property, robbery and probation violation dating back to early 2000.

DeKalb Sheriff’s Office deputies located Morris at a Decatur hotel, where he was apprehended and transported to the DeKalb County Jail without incident.


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