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Suspected "Ring Leader" in Area Home Burglaries Arrested

Christopher Dennis is scheduled for a first appearance hearing Friday evening in DeKalb County Magistrate Court.

Christopher Dennis. Credit: DeKalb County jail
Christopher Dennis. Credit: DeKalb County jail
DeKalb County Police have a arrested a man they believe may possibly be the “ring leader” connected to a series of recent home burglaries around East Lake.

Christopher Dennis, 18, was arrested on Feb. 19 on a felony charge of theft by receiving stolen firearm, as well as two counts of felony burglary connected to incidents on Jan. 29.

Detective J.D. Robinson of the DeKalb Police Criminal Investigations Division told Patch that Dennis, who goes by the alias Lil’ Chris, is scheduled for a first appearance hearing Friday evening in DeKalb County Magistrate Court.

The hearing is set for 9 p.m. for area residents interested in attending at DeKalb Magistrate Court, located at 3630 Camp Circle in Decatur.

Local authorities, including those from the Decatur Police Department and Atlanta Police Department have for several weeks been investigating a series of home burglaries in the neighborhoods of East Lake and Oakhurst that they believe may be connected.


A previous version of this story mentioned the neighborhood of Kirkwood. That has been corrected to reflect the East Lake neighborhood.
electric123 February 22, 2014 at 05:13 AM
Trash, gangster mentality give him future criminal behavior from prison till he causes his own demise!
CRAIG February 23, 2014 at 05:14 PM
THE JAILS ARE FULL. AS FAR AS I KNOW HE HAS NOT HURT OR KILLED ANYONE YET. FOR THIS REASON HE WILL BE A FREE CRIMINAL ON OUR STREETS SOON.
Arturo Rodriguez July 09, 2014 at 10:10 AM
He was arrested again on 6/12 for possession of a stolen vehicle that was tied to multiple burglaries earlier this week. http://www.dekalb360securitypatrol.com/news/good-news-and-bad-news

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