Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney


Tuesday, April 9, 2024

State v. Antavious Bailey

Decatur, Ga.- DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston announces a conviction by guilty plea in the case against a Conyers man accused of robbing an 88-year-old woman at gunpoint inside her own home. 

Monday afternoon Antavious Bailey, 38, pleaded guilty to charges of Home Invasion, Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Abuse of an Elder Person, False Imprisonment, Identity Fraud, Financial Transaction Card Fraud, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon stemming from the robbery that occurred on August 2, 2022.    

Officers with the Brookhaven Police Department responded to a call at around 12:15 p.m. about an armed robbery at a home on Parkridge Drive.  The 88-year-old victim told police she had just returned from the grocery store and was unloading bags inside her home when a man came through the front door and robbed her at gunpoint.

The victim said the man demanded her wallet and then began rummaging through her purse.  According to the investigation, the man, later identified as Defendant Bailey, took the woman’s cell phone, driver’s license, health insurance cards, cash, debit card and credit cards.  Defendant Bailey forced the victim to write down her debit card pin number before tying her up and throwing her on the bed in a rear bedroom. 

Defendant Bailey left the home, and the victim was able to break free and go to a neighbor’s house for help. 

Using nearby surveillance and traffic cameras, investigators discovered a white car had followed the victim home from the grocery store.  Rental paperwork determined Defendant Bailey had rented the vehicle.  Defendant Bailey was also captured on store surveillance videos using the victim’s stolen cards shortly after the robbery.  Crime scene investigators recovered a fingerprint matching Defendant Bailey inside the victim’s home. 

Police took Defendant Bailey into custody in Atlanta just hours after the robbery.  Defendant Bailey illegally possessed a firearm and the victim’s credit cards with him at the time of his arrest. 

Immediately after the guilty plea, DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Yolanda Parker-Smith sentenced Defendant Bailey to 15 years to serve in confinement without the possibility of parole.    

The case, assigned to the Crimes Against Elder Persons & Adults with Disabilities Unit, was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Franklin Engram, District Attorney Investigator Charles Maupin, and Victim Advocate Tina Williamson.  Brookhaven Police Department Sgt. Howard led the initial investigation.