LAWRENCEVILLE - Four men were indicted Thursday in connection with two separate Gwinnett killings.
Michael Ashley Moore, 24, and Raymone Savoyard Cook face charges of murder, felony murder and criminal attempt to violate the Georgia Controlled Substances Act in the Dec. 11 incident that left 21-year-old Leo Fletcher III dead. Moore is also charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Police said Fletcher, of Sacramento, Calif., was shot to death at Jenny's Food Mart on Club Drive after a marijuana deal went bad. Also charged in the case is Dion Harris Jr., also of Sacramento. Police believe Cook accompanied Moore, the alleged shooter, in his GMC Yukon.
Moore was captured March 16 when Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department fugitive investigators and U.S. Marshals, acting on a tip, raided a home in the 800 block of Pleasant Hill Road in Lawrenceville. Authorities said they found Moore hiding in a closet and that he attempted to reach for a gun before being apprehended.
In connection with the Dec. 23 shooting death of 27-year-old Robert Morales of Loganville, Zachary David Bivens and Omar Falay, both 17, were indicted on charges of murder, felony murder, armed robbery and aggravated assault. A 15-year-old, Francelis Dorce, was also indicted for armed robbery, attempted armed robbery and violating the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.
According to police, Dorce used MySpace to set up a marijuana deal with Morales with the intent of robbing him in an under-construction Grayson subdivision. During the meeting on Hillside Drive, police said, Morales fought back after Bivens and Falay brandished handguns. Bivens fatally shot Morales in the chest and inadvertently shot Falay during the tussle, according to reports.
Police said Falay and a man who was with Morales have fingered Bivens as the shooter.