Second Arrest Made in Tech Dorm Armed Robbery
Police apprehend suspect in July break-in at the North Avenue Apartments Wednesday afternoon in Decatur
The DeKalb Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Squad arrested Terrance Watley on Wednesday afternoon and charged him with armed robbery and burglary in connection with the July 1 on-campus dorm room robbery at Georgia Tech.
Watley, 21, was apprehended at 5 p.m. in front of Crestview Apartments, located at 4946 Snapfinger Woods Drive in Decatur. He and co-defendant Steven Terry, who recently was arrested and charged with armed robbery, burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the incident, allegedly followed other students into the North Avenue Apartments East to commit their crimes during the morning in question.
According to the Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD), a male student was awakened around 1 a.m. to find two unknown male suspects tampering with his laptop. When he asked the suspects what they were doing, one of them pointed a handgun at the student before taking his laptop, cell phone, wallet and cash.
Terry was arrested in July by Atlanta police in connection with another incident and after investigators tied him to the Tech crime, he was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury. He is currently being held without bond.
Since Terry’s arrest, authorities have been hunting Watley and Tech police solicited the assistance of DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies after receiving information indicating that Watley was hiding out in the county.
Following his arrest, Watley was transported to the DeKalb County Jail where he was awaiting extradition to Fulton County.