As of Thursday, May 17, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
The Lilburn man accused of fatally shooting a Tae Kwon Do champion at an Atlanta drive-in theater — captured late Wednesday at a Duluth hotel — has a history of drug-related arrests in Gwinnett County.
Quentric Shaymond Williams, 32, was captured Wednesday night at the Sunrise Suites in Duluth, reportedly jumping out of a third-story window in an attempt to elude arrest. The Lilburn resident is accused of shooting 28-year-old Mitt Lenix, an accomplished martial artist and performer at the Georgia Renaissance Festival, early Tuesday morning at the Starlight Six Drive-In Theater.
DeKalb County police believe Lenix was having car trouble at the theater located on Moreland Avenue when he approached Williams for help. They said Williams shot Lenix and drove off, sparking a car chase that ended when Williams crashed his car and evaded police on foot.
Authorities were still trying to determine Thursday a motive for the shooting.
Gwinnett jail records show Williams has been arrested six times in the county since 1999, four times on drug charges.
Williams spent more than four months in jail in 2000 after being arrested on charges of drug trafficking, drug possession and probation violation. He was also arrested twice in 1999 on separate drug-related incidents, records show, and again in 2007 on two counts of marijuana possession.
His most recent arrest in Gwinnett sent him to jail for two months in 2009 on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude and reckless driving, as well as parole and probation violations.