Galt police on Aug. 18 assisted in arresting a suspect in a Georgia homicide.
In a statement, Galt Police Department said it received a request on the 18th from the regional U.S. Marshals fugitive task force, asking for help serving a warrant for the arrest of Alantae Richardson, who is a suspect in a homicide in Georgia.
According to police activity logs, Richardson, 24, of College Park, Georgia, was found in front of a house on Retriever Way and arrested. Another man, Dexter Weeks, 33, of Galt, was arrested after the officers entered the home.
The department said the Elk Grove/Galt Regional SWAT team and U.S. marshals participated in the investigation.
Richardson was arrested on the outstanding warrant. In addition, both he and Weeks were charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of high-capacity magazines, possession of ammunition by a felon, and violation of parole.
“We would like to thank the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and Elk Grove Police Department for their teamwork to ensure the incident ended in a safe manner,” the Galt police statement read.
Frank Lempka, an inspector with the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, told the Herald that the warrant for Richardson’s stemmed from an alleged homicide in July.
Lempka said that, while robbing a convenience store southwest of Atlanta, Richardson had demanded the clerk hand over the money in the cash register. Though the clerk, Anatoli Zanabe, complied, Richardson allegedly shot Zanabe at least 10 times, killing him.
When Richardson was believed to be in Galt, the U.S. Marshals' Southeast-region alerted the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force in Sacramento.
“We’re very happy” that Richardson has been arrested, Lempka said, “because this guy (Zanabe) was a completely innocent victim. He’s just a clerk working somewhere trying to make a living, and he complied; he wasn’t resisting the robbery, so it’s a really senseless killing. So when we get cases like this, we put extra priority into them, and we hope that the court system will do so as well.”