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DeKalb Taxi Carjacker Convicted
DECATUR, GA – A DeKalb County jury convicted a man who led a 2011 crime spree robbing taxi drivers at gunpoint. Tyre Gay was found guilty of three counts of armed robbery, three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, and one count each of aggravated assault and hijacking a motor vehicle. During a five-day period in July 2011, approximately 10 cab drivers in Fulton, Clayton and DeKalb counties reported being robbed and pistol-whipped by a trio of passengers once they arrived at their destination. Gay’s conviction accounted for three of those robberies.Gay, 23, was charged with two other men. Ladarrius Marquas Robinson pleaded guilty and will serve 12 years in prison followed by three years of probation.Jermaine Devonte Cheeks will stand trial at a later time.Gay will be sentenced at a later date, but faces up to four life sentences plus 45 years in prison. # # #