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Alpharetta Armed Robbery Suspect Captured In Roswell

With the help of the Roswell Police Department, the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office arrested Kinneth Battle Wednesday night.

Alpharetta robbery suspect Kinneth Battle was arrested Wednesday night in Roswell by Forsyth County Sheriff's Office's Warrant Unit. Credit: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office
Alpharetta robbery suspect Kinneth Battle was arrested Wednesday night in Roswell by Forsyth County Sheriff's Office's Warrant Unit. Credit: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

The man who has been on the run for nearly two months for allegedly robbing a convenience store in Alpharetta has been captured in a neighboring city.

Kinneth Battle was arrested Wednesday night by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office's Warrant Unit at an apartment complex off Old Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell.

Battle is wanted on armed robbery charges by the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety and for felony obstruction, burglary, weapons violations and other felony charges by Forsyth County.

According to a press release from the Forsyth sheriff's office, its Warrant Unit obtained information shortly after the incident occurred on March 15 in Alpharetta.

After a "diligent search," Forsyth's Warrant and P.A.C.E Unit were able to track down Battle with the assistance of the Roswell Police Department following a foot chase.

At around 2:10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, Alpharetta 911 received a call from a store clerk at BP at 5005 Windward Parkway, and told dispatchers a robbery had taken place at the store. 

Two men allegedly entered the store, and one suspect jumped the counter and snatched the cash register drawer.

Both men fled the scene in a Jeep parked on the side of the building, which authorities believed was occupied by Battle. 

The store clerk was able to provide the license plate number for the Jeep, and the direction it traveled when it left the premises.

Alpharetta issued an alert to surrounding law enforcement agencies. It was later determined the suspects drove to a home in Forsyth County, and pulled into the residence's garage. 

As Forsyth deputies pulled up to the home, one of the suspects, armed with a weapon, allegedly fled the house out the back door. 

Battle fled into a wooded area, and another suspect, Fredrequis Cobbs, was found hiding in the back floorboard area of the Jeep and was arrested. The North Fulton and Forsyth County SWAT Teams mobilized to hunt for Battle, but were unsuccessful in their efforts.

“This case has been a great example of the multi-jurisdictional relationship we have set up in the past year," said Forsyth Sheriff Duane K. Piper. "We worked with Alpharetta and Roswell officials in the apprehension of this individual who has an extensive history in North Fulton. Our Warrant and P.A.C.E Units tirelessly tracked down leads and eventually took him into custody with the help of Roswell police."

Battle remains held without bond at the Forsyth County Detention Center and is charged with burglary, theft by receiving, possession of drug related objects, possession of marijuana, possession of a sawed-off shotgun and felony obstruction of justice. 

He is on probation and also has active warrants with multiple jurisdictions in Fulton County.

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