LAWRENCEVILLE -- Not two weeks after his release from a Georgia prison, Theron Green was involved in a soured cocaine deal that left three men dead in a Lawrenceville duplex, authorities said Tuesday.
Green is the second suspect charged with three counts of murder, gun possession and conspiracy to commit a crime in the Feb. 29 triple homicide on Cannonball Court.
Gwinnett police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter said investigators may be looking for a third suspect.
Georgia Department of Corrections records show Green, 35, of Auburn, had been released from prison Feb. 12, following a 2006 bust in Gwinnett County for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and other drug charges.
After securing arrest warrants, investigators learned that Green was meeting Monday with his parole officer in the Jackson County city of Jefferson, Ritter said.
"In a combined effort with Jefferson police, Green was taken into custody without incident," Ritter said.
According to arrest warrants, Green carried a handgun and acted as the "delivery person" for a kilogram of cocaine when multiple gunshots rang out the afternoon of Feb. 29 at an apartment-style duplex, just south of the U.S. Highway 29 and Sugarloaf Parkway intersection.
An alleged co-conspirator, Ernest Huff, 38, of Lawrenceville, acted as the deal's "broker." He was apprehended in a SWAT team standoff in Clarkston late last month.
Police said the investigation has netted not only two murder suspects, but also several peripheral players whom police weren't necessarily looking for beforehand. The efforts should dent drug traffic in an area of unincorporated Lawrenceville where crime is prevalent, authorities said last week.
Each of the three slain men was riddled with multiple gunshot wounds. They were identified as Farris Allen Weston, 44, of Lawrenceville, Brian Lamont White, 36, and James Edward Isiac, 64, both of Richmond, Va.
The day following the killings, police in Charlotte arrested two men during a traffic stop believed to have been involved with the drug transaction and headed home to Virginia. They were charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine.
Police have said the victims, and the men apprehended in North Carolina, were "on the same team."
Huff is scheduled for a probable cause hearing Friday in Gwinnett Magistrate Court, followed by a similar hearing for Green scheduled April 20.