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Pinellas Trail robbery suspect arrested in Georgia

Germaine Small is also accused of a pistol whipping

Germaine Small is also accused of a pistol whipping

A two-week search for the robbery suspect who was accused of pistol whipping a woman on the Pinellas Trail ended Thursday morning after U.S. marshals arrested him in Georgia.

Germaine "Bolt" Davansha Small, who turns 18 on Saturday, was found in the attic of a relative's home in Lithonia, Ga., at 8 a.m.

St. Petersburg police teamed with the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, part of the U.S. Marshals Service. Small was arrested without incident and is awaiting extradition at the Henry County Jail in Georgia.

The arrest concludes a search for Small that led to billboards offering up to a $2,500 reward for information about Small's whereabouts.

On Feb. 21, Small and an accomplice robbed at gunpoint a man and a woman biking along the trail around Eighth Avenue S and 46th Street at about 3 p.m., police said. During the robbery, Small struck the woman on her face with the butt of the handgun, knocking out several teeth, police said. Small has prior arrests for residential burglary and auto theft.

Pinellas Trail robbery suspect arrested in Georgia 03/06/14 [Last modified: Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:45pm]
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