Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney

LITHONIA MAN CONVICTED IN MURDER AT GAS STATION

Thursday, May 16, 2024

State v. Nathan Weeks

Decatur, Ga.- DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston announces a conviction by jury trial in the case against a Lithonia man accused of shooting and killing a man at a Stone Mountain gas station. 

On Wednesday jurors found Nathan Weeks, 27, guilty on charges of Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony stemming from the murder of Isaac Godbolt, 54, on June 20, 2023. 

According to the investigation, officers with the DeKalb County Police Department responded to a call about a person shot at a gas station in the 4700 block of Redan Road.  When they arrived, they found Godbolt in his vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds.  Paramedics transported Godbolt to Grady Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

Surveillance video showed Defendant Weeks arrive at the gas station and then hang out with a group of people near a silver car.  Godbolt pulled up in his vehicle and talked to one of the people in the group before pulling forward slightly.  Defendant Weeks then walked over to Godbolt’s car.  Godbolt tried to get out, but Defendant Weeks opened fire, shooting Godbolt repeatedly.  Defendant Weeks then ran from the scene. 

In a recorded conversation with his mother, Defendant Weeks confessed to the murder.  Law enforcement took Weeks into custody in Columbus, GA.  At the time of his arrest, Defendant Weeks had a handgun that testing determined fired the shell casings found at the scene of the shooting. 

Senior Judge Winston Bethel, sitting for the DeKalb County Superior Court, presided over the trial.  Sentencing for Defendant Weeks will be scheduled in the coming weeks. 

The case, assigned to the Homicide and Gangs Unit was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Kara Roberts with assistance from Senior Assistant District Attorney Andrew Turner, District Attorney Investigator J.B. Williams, and Victim Advocate Kaysha Albritton.  DeKalb County Police Department Det. Smith led the initial investigation.