U.S. marshals on Friday arrested a Gainesville man wanted since last week in connection with a May 4 shooting and armed robbery, authorities said.
Latwan T. Weathington, 30, was arrested by members of the Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force early Friday morning at an apartment complex in southwest Atlanta, Hall County Sheriff’s Col. Jeff Strickland said.
Weathington is charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Authorities say Weathington shot 32-year-old Kevin Hicks in the upper leg during an armed robbery at the ST&T Mobile Home Park. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing in a car on Browns Bridge Road, authorities said.
Hicks was treated and released at Northeast Georgia Medical Center for the gunshot wound.
At the time of the shooting, Weathington had been out of prison just three months after serving a lengthy prison sentence for robbing and beating a Gainesville cab driver.
Weathington was released from Johnston State Prison March 15 after serving 10 years for a 2001 conviction for armed robbery and aggravated battery, state Department of Corrections records show.
According to court documents, Weathington was 20 in March 2000 when he robbed a cab driver on Bradford Street near Main Street. Weathington was found guilty of "maliciously beating and biting" the victim, rendering his hand useless, according to court records.
Weathington was not paroled and served the full 10 years of his prison sentence.
Weathington was being held Friday in the Hall County jail.