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Police look for 3rd suspect in home invasion

NORCROSS - Tipsters with details about the third suspect in a Wednesday night home invasion could earn cash for their efforts.

Gwinnett police are offering up to $2,000 through the Crime Stoppers program to anyone with information leading to an armed robbery suspect who, along with two accomplices, kicked in the door of a Norcross-area home, posed as police and demanded drugs, authorities said.

The two who didn't get away, according to police, are Dantavious D. Ponder, 22, of Stone Mountain, and Theodore Roundtree Jr., 22, of Marietta. Both are charged with six counts of aggravated assault and attempted armed robbery, as well as burglary and other charges.

The attempted robbery happened just before midnight at a home in the 900 block of Carla Place. A man living there called 911 to report the residence was being invaded by three armed men.

Responding police encountered a black 2008 Dodge Magnum driven by Ponder and advised him to stop.

Ponder instead gunned it down Beaver Ruin Road, onto Interstate 85 south and to I-285 near Chamblee Tucker Road, where he ditched the car and was quickly apprehended, said Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman.

Another officer on Beaver Ruin Road spotted Roundtree, soiled with mud and breathing heavily, and detained him for an interrogation, Spellman said.

The victims identified both men after their capture, police said. They remain without bond at the Gwinnett County Jail.

No injuries were reported in the attempted robbery or subsequent chase, Spellman said.

Police urge anyone with information about the at-large suspect to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS to be eligible for a reward.