Wanted Assault and Robbery Suspect Turns Himself In

Rickie Korey "Woo" Powell surrendered to the Clarke County jail on Tuesday, police said.

A man wanted in Athens on robbery and assault charges surrendered himself to the Clarke County Jail Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Rickie Korey "Woo" Powell is accused of assaulting an Athens-Clarke County uniformed officer during a robbery of the BP Gas Station located at 4000 Lexington Road last Thursday, April 18.

Following the incident in Athens, Oconee County Sheriff's deputies with permission searched a relative's home on Farmington Road, Powell's last known address, but did not locate him there, according to an incident report.

Authorities launched a public search for Powell Saturday afternoon and Crime Stoppers offered a reward for tips leading to his arrest.


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