Romero Randall, 17, Tramel Tuquan Harris, 18, and Brandon E. Ebodaghe, 17, all of Marietta, and 20-year-old Terence Michael Clark of Decatur, were arrested Aug. 15 on charges of felony burglary and violation of the Street Gang Act.
According to arrest warrants, all four suspects are accused of breaking into a home in the 2300 block of Luther Terrace just south of Macland Road in west Cobb at about 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 15. They entered by kicking in the back door.
They allegedly stole a 32-inch flat-screen TV with the remote control, a laptop computer, four men’s watches, a .380-caliber gun, a box of bullets and an Apple iPod Touch from the home, the warrant states.
Neighbors reportedly saw the four young men wearing gloves as they exited the home carrying the stolen items away to a gold Mercury Grand Marquis with a North Carolina tag.
Cobb Police officers stopped the car less than three hours later around the intersection of Hampton Estates and Milford Church roads and found some of the property inside the car. The gun and iPod were recovered, police reported.
All four were arrested without incident.
The warrant states that the four men are members of the criminal street gang “2200” as documented by Cobb Anti-Gang Enforcement Unit. The gang reportedly meets near the Horseshoe Bend Plaza at 2200 Powder Springs Street west of Marietta.
“These criminal actions in and of themselves increase the status of the accused within the 2200 criminal street gang … with regards to other criminal street gangs,” the warrant states. “Theft is a common crime for this gang and burglary is a form of imitation.”
The gang was first documented by police in 2012, the warrant continues.
“2200 is a criminal street gang of approximately 15-plus members,” the warrant states. “The common identifier is the name ‘2200’ and a hand sign displayer by its members.”
Harris is also accused of giving police a false name and date of birth, and Ebodaghe was charged with loitering for ringing the doorbell of someone’s home in the 2300 block of June Springs Drive in the Cumberland Creek subdivision off Powder Springs Street in Marietta and trying to open the door while someone was home.
Ebodaghe is also accused of having less than an ounce of marijuana on him during the arrest.