Victim and defendant were engaged in an auto repair “turf war”

Atlanta–Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr., announces the MURDER TRIAL of 30-year-old BOBBY LEE SUTTON.

On June 17, 2016, Bobby Lee Sutton murdered 50-year-old Curtis Jackson in a grassy area between Wing Depot and AutoZone on Campbellton Road SW in Atlanta. Prior to the murder, Sutton and Jackson were working as “parking lot mechanics,” in AutoZone’s parking lot. A “parking lot mechanic” is a person who performs auto repairs with minimal supplies and equipment, typically in the parking lot of an auto parts store. Jackson was upset because Sutton was working in the AutoZone parking lot which he claimed as his “turf,” so the victim and his friend, Frank Jones, confronted the defendant. Following the argument, Sutton left the area. When the defendant returned to the scene, he walked toward Jackson and Jones, brandished a handgun, and fired it multiple times at the victims who attempted to run from Sutton. Two bullets struck Jackson in the back, and he died at the scene. Jones was not injured, and he was able to identify Sutton in a photo lineup.

WHO:

30-year-old Bobby Lee Sutton

WHAT:

MURDER Trial

WHEN: 

October 29, 2018-TBD

WHERE:

Judge Henry Newkirk’s Courtroom-4A

SUTTON is charged with, MURDER, FELONY MURDER, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON, POSSESSION OF A FIREARM DURING THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY, AND POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON.

Judge Henry M. Newkirk, of the Superior Court of Fulton County, will preside over the case. Deputy District Attorney Deah Warren is leading the prosecution of the case. She is assisted by Assistant District Attorney Robert Springer, Investigators Kletis Sloan and Michael Green, and Victim-Witness-Advocate Roger Daye of the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. Det. T. Casey from the Atlanta Police Department is the Lead Investigator in the case.