Gwinnett fugitive apprehended after fleeing deputies

CUMMING -- A man wanted in Gwinnett on child cruelty and other charges was apprehended Thursday afternoon in Alpharetta, after fleeing from Forsyth County authorities earlier this week.

Kennie Askew, 45, gave himself up to authorities about 2 p.m. at the urging of his family. He's being held without bond at the Forsyth County Jail and faces additional charges in Cobb and Gwinnett counties.

A warrant was issued for Askew in Gwinnett on July 20, charging him with family violence battery, obstruction of a 911 call and cruelty to children, records show.

On Tuesday night in a Forsyth County subdivision, Askew sped away from deputies and escaped capture. Investigators then contacted his family.

Following a conversation with a department captain, Askew agreed to turn himself in and was arrested without incident.

"We're glad to be able to ease the minds of those living in neighborhoods involved in the search on Tuesday night, and the rest of the community." Forsyth County Sheriff Ted Paxton said in a statement.


kevin 2 years, 7 months ago

Let's see if he stays locked up in the Forsyth County Jail for many years. Want to bet?


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