More than two weeks ago, gay Atlanta man Brandon White (pictured) was savagely beaten by a group of thugs who videotaped the beating and uploaded it to various blogs around the Internet. Police quickly nabbed two suspects, and on Thursday, a third suspect in the violent hate crime was captured in Pennsylvania, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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Darael Damare Williams surrendered to police in the northwest town of Erie, Pa., Thursday morning and was quickly arraigned on state fugitive from justice charges. FBI officials said Williams fled to Pennsylvania to stay with relatives while he hid. Williams, 17, is currently being held in the Erie County Prison on a $250,000 bond while awaiting extradition to Atlanta later next week.
Tips from anonymous callers in Atlanta helped lead to the arrest of Williams’ co-conspirator Christopher Cain, 19, while Dorian Moragne, 17, turned himself in to police. The trio are said to be members of the “Jack City 1029” street gang, which is named after an Atlanta area where the teens congregate. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was dutiful in raising public awareness about the crime, raising the award for the capture of the assailants several times before capping at $25,000.