TWO BROTHERS CONVICTED AFTER RASH OF VIOLENT ARMED ROBBERIES IN BROOKHAVEN
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Defendants Targeted Victims Along Buford Highway
Decatur, Ga.- DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston announces convictions by jury trial in the case against two brothers accused in a series of violent robberies in Brookhaven from December 13, 2019 through January 24, 2020.
On Tuesday, a jury found Edrick Agee, 35, of Forest Park guilty of two counts of Armed Robbery, Criminal Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery and Aggravated Assault.
Jurors also found Avonte Treon Fortson, 41, of Riverdale guilty on two charges of Armed Robbery.
According to the investigation, Defendants Fortson and Agee robbed multiple people at gunpoint during separate incidents at apartment complexes along Buford Highway in Brookhaven. During one of the robberies, the defendants held up a man and his girlfriend and shot the male victim. The man survived his injuries.
Co-Defendant Elizabeth Edmonds, 32, who shares children with Agee, was the getaway driver for the crimes.
While speaking with police shortly after she was robbed, one of the victims noticed that her stolen bank card had been used at a Walmart. Officers went to the store and identified Defendants Edmonds and Fortson as the people who had used the victim’s card.
License plate readers placed Defendant Edmonds’ car in the area of most of the robberies when they happened.
Detectives interviewed Defendant Edmonds who cooperated with police and implicated both Agee and Fortson.
DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Shondeana Morris, who presided over the trial, will schedule sentencing hearings for Defendants Agee and Fortson next week.
In February 2022, Defendant Edmonds pleaded guilty to the charges as indicted and was sentenced to eight years of probation.
The case, assigned to the Trial Division, was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Joya Fortson with assistance from ADA Sean Johnston, DA Investigator Jose Berrones, Jr., and Victim Advocates Breanna Sawyer and Sandra Trejos-Roman . Brookhaven Police Department Detective Perez led the initial investigation.