Manhunt for Armed Robbery Suspect Continues

SWAT teams from both Forsyth and Alpharetta searched Saturday in Forsysth county for an armed man who was thought to be in the area of GA 400 and HWY 9 around Post and Bethelview roads.

Kinneth Battle. Courtesy Forsyth County Sheriff's Office
Kinneth Battle. Courtesy Forsyth County Sheriff's Office

Update: March 15, 2014, 9:45 p.m.:

Police from several jurisdictions continue looking to bring into custody an armed robbery suspect who was believed to have been in the south Forsyth county area on Saturday.

By mid-afternoon, the Forsyth County Sherriff's Office communicated on its Facebook page: “after conducting an intensive 11-hour search of a 5 square-mile area, there is high probability the subject has left the area.”

A large contingency of deputies was to remain on patrol in the area as the search for Kinneth Battle continued Saturday night.

Battle and an accomplice reportedly robbed an Alpharetta BP station on Windward Parkway early Saturday morning. After fleeing in a Jeep Cherokee, one suspect was arrested hiding in the vehicle in south Forsyth county.

Battle, who is considered armed and dangerous, fled on foot, which prompted a large manhunt that included approximately 50 deputies and SWAT team members.

A photograph of Battle is included with this article. Anyone seeing the suspect is asked to call Please call 911 or 770-781-3087.

Original story:

SWAT teams on Saturday morning are reportedly looking for an armed robbery suspect in south Forsyth County.

WSB-TV reports that SWAT teams from both Forsyth and Alpharetta are searching between GA 400 and HWY 9 between Post and Bethelview roads for the suspect.

The news outlet reported Saturday morning that two men robbed an Alpharetta business overnight and then drove their vehicle to a South Forsyth home where one man was later arrested. The other, Kinneth Battle, fled on foot and is considered to be armed and dangerous.

This is a developing story and will be updated when further details are gathered.

Sandy Martin Moore March 16, 2014 at 12:45 PM
A Picture is better than a thousand words. His pic. is located right w/the article. :)
Julieanne March 16, 2014 at 01:15 PM
Wow I want to be an editor. How does one do that. Honestly the date is wrong. Ect...
Hunt Archbold March 16, 2014 at 02:04 PM
Yes, Julieanne, on the update, I incorrectly typed February instead of March. It's been corrected. Thanks.
Deb March 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Don't mean to pile on but as the editor of a newspaper you really lose credibility when you end your reply sentence with a preposition. Do agree though that I think a picture of the suspect even without a description is great.
Hunt Archbold March 17, 2014 at 12:16 PM
Ok, Deb.


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