5th suspect arrested in Mobley Jewelry murder, robbery

5th suspect arrested in Mobley Jewelry murder, robbery

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VILLA RICA, Ga. -

A fifth suspect is in police custody in connection with the murder of 45-year-old Mitch Mobley at the popular Mobley Jewelry Company, the Villa Rica Police Department announced Thursday morning.

Twenty-three-year-old Bernard Hunt, of Atlanta, was arrested by U.S. Marshals and the Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Hunt is charged with murder and armed robbery and has since been turned over to Villa Rica police.

He is currently being held at the Carroll County Jail.

Hunt is the fifth suspect to be arrested in connection with the Mobley Jewelry murder and robbery.  Police are still searching for two more suspects.

In recent weeks, authorities have arrested and charged Eric Billings, Raphael Rucker, Gregory Clifton, and Cranford Phelps with murder and armed robbery.

All four suspects have made first court appearances.

Most recently, Rucker was denied bond. His preliminary hearing is set for August 2.

FOX 5 has learned Rucker has an extensive criminal history in Fulton County dating back to 2007, when he was charged with aggravated assault with intent to rob, armed robbery, participation with street gang and other charges.

In 2011, Rucker was charged with receiving a stolen car. He was arrested again in August 2012. Three months after that, he was picked up and charged with possession of crack cocaine. Then in April of this year, he was arrested driving without a license and giving a false name.  On June 5, Rucker was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm.

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