By Jimmy Lee, Director of Public Affairs, Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
On Thursday, February 22, 2018, David J. LeValley, special agent in charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, announced the arrest of Jermaine Lee Hicks, 41, of Atlanta on outstanding arrest warrants in Contra Costa County, California. Hicks was taken into custody without incident at a residence on Ramsey Close in Southwest Atlanta
Hicks is a suspect in a triple shooting in North Richmond. On January 22, 2018, Deputies responded to a report of a shooting on the 500 block of Market Street in North Richmond. When Deputies arrived, they found three men suffering from gun-shot wounds. All were taken to a hospital and have since recovered.
Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff began investigating the case and later identified Hicks as the suspect in the shootings. The case was presented to the DA’s Office, which filed attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon charges against Hicks. An arrest warrant was issued for him.
At this time, Hicks is being held at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta awaiting extradition to Contra Costa County.
The public should be reminded that the above are merely allegations and that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Allen Payton contributed to this report.