Multiple years after allegedly committing an armed robbery, an out-of-town man was arrested for the felony offense, according to an indictment filed in Dawson County Superior Court.
Marcus Paul Milford, 52, of Ranger, Ga., was arrested by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office on June 7, 2022, and subsequently charged with one count of armed robbery.
Milford is being detained at the Dawson County Detention Center without bond as of June 16.
The grand jury’s indictment stated that Milford allegedly took Dilaudid, an opioid medication, from CVS Pharmacy by use of a handgun on Feb. 17, 2015. However, he was unknown to the state until March 12, 2021.
Georgia law states that the statute of limitations for armed robbery is generally seven years and specifies that the time span in which prosecution must be commenced does not include any period in which, among other exclusions, either the person committing the crime is unknown or the crime is unknown.
Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh confirmed the law’s tolling provision and referred DCN to the indictment as to specifics for this case.
DCN will provide case updates when more information becomes available.