DECATUR, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) —

PRESS RELEASE:

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit has arrested a suspect in the hit-and-run death of a man at a public park during the theft of the victim’s vehicle.  The suspect is also charged in an incident at North DeKalb Mall that injured four minor children.

Lithonia, Georgia resident Tyrus Anthony Webster, 23, was located on Panthersville Road near Flat Shoals Road in Decatur, where he was taken into custody today on 17 arrest warrants. Mr. Webster is charged with the Murder of Basil Naylor at Wade Walker Park in Lithonia on May 3, 2020.

According to the Murder warrant, Mr. Webster stole Mr. Naylor’s vehicle and ran him over several times, causing his death. Mr. Webster is also charged with the theft of Mr. Naylor’s cash and credit cards which were used in subsequent fraudulent transactions.

Police say Mr. Webster is a suspect in other incidents in Cobb and Gwinnett Counties. In DeKalb County, Mr. Webster is charged  with Felony Murder, Reckless Driving, Hit-and-Run Driving, Theft by Taking, Card Theft, Card Fraud, four counts of Cruelty to Children 1st Degree, Aggravated Battery, and six counts of Aggravated Assault.

Mr. Webster was transported to the DeKalb County Jail.