THOMASVILLE — A suspect in a Sunday home invasion and armed robbery was captured midafternoon Wednesday as he walked along a city street, according to reports.

The Thomas County Sheriff's Office was notified that Quindarious Mitchell was on Westover Avenue.

Sheriff's Office chief investigator Lt. Tim Watkins said a plain-clothes officer in an undercover vehicle called him over and struck up a conversation with Mitchell.

Mitchell was taken into custody and charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, kidnapping, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The 22-year-old suspect also was charged with negotiating counterfeit checks in a case the sheriff's office was investigating at the time of the home invasion.

Watkins said Mitchell and another man entered a Sanford Road house late Sunday night, forced occupants to lie on the floor and demanded money.

Suspects followed one of the victims outside to a vehicle, where money was taken, Watkins said.

Both suspects ran from the house. The other suspect, whose identity is unknown, remains at large.

One of the four victims recognized Mitchell, the investigator said.

Mitchell is being held at the Thomas County Jail.


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