ACTIVE SEARCH GA - Richard Vinson Merritt, 44, wanted for mom's murder, DeKalb Co., 5 Feb 2019 *armed & dangerous*

Discussion in 'Crimes in the News' started by cybervampira, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    Network news is all over this. One legal pundit on HLN suggested he’s the type of hat might kill again, )MOO, as I interpreted his statement). Where is he hiding?
    Is someone helping him or has he taken hostages? I think the car would be found by now, if he’s on the road. Jmo.
     
  2. soap mama

    soap mama Well-Known Member

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    Living inn ATL, that place is ZIONKS lol
     
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  3. soap mama

    soap mama Well-Known Member

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    Can you add me in please or do you want me to start one
     
  4. legalmomma

    legalmomma Well-Known Member

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    I am also interested in joining the conversation.
     
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  5. legalmomma

    legalmomma Well-Known Member

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    https://heavy.com/news/2019/02/richard-merritt/

    Among the 5 things to know: "U.S. Marshal Frank Lempka told WSB-TV that investigators are concerned Merritt, who was stripped of his legal license in early 2018, could go after his former clients."

    How very scary for his former clients. Well, about anyone right now.
     
  6. soap mama

    soap mama Well-Known Member

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  7. Piney Woods

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    An $80,000 car and $500-$1000 dollar a day vacation will eat that up very rapidly.
     
  8. enelram

    enelram Well-Known Member

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    I don't want to post articles naming his ex or children since
    she is in hiding fearing her safety. She states he actually
    pawned the handicap van needed by her wheelchair bound
    daughter. This guy has gone off the deep end and needs
    to be found and stopped before someone else gets hurt.
     
  9. soap mama

    soap mama Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know where the gas station pic was from
    Was a location ever stayed
    Just wondering about direction of travel
     
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  10. soap mama

    soap mama Well-Known Member

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    And his daughter’s van??!!

    This boy is messed up.
     
  11. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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  13. enelram

    enelram Well-Known Member

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    The gas station pic was from a location near his mother's home.
     
  14. enelram

    enelram Well-Known Member

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    he must be using cash if LE can't trace him. He could be in
    Mexico by now or holed up somewhere holding hostages.
    I hope his ex-clients and his remaining family are staying
    out of sight in a safe place until he's caught.
     
  15. soap mama

    soap mama Well-Known Member

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    Why did he need a cousin from Alabama to come take him to Cobb jail?
    I mean clearly he had no intention of going, but wonder if his mom or even the cousin questioned it.
    Take an Uber, loser
     
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  16. enelram

    enelram Well-Known Member

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    Just guessing that he'd been hinting to his mom that he wasn't
    going to report for jail and his mom, in trying to assure he'd
    report as ordered, asked the cousin to come from Al. and make
    sure he got to jail. Merritt had already missed the deadline
    to report for jail the day before. So cousin was a backup.
     
  17. OTPTarheel2018

    OTPTarheel2018 Well-Known Member

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    RM mother was listed on the Cobb County sheriff's report as 2nd Bail Bondsman after 2nd Chance Bonds. He was gonna skip and she'd lose her house most likely???

    I hope he doesn't follow the actions of Mark Barton, another Atlantan, who was crazy.

    ***Sorry I didn't respond privately to anyone yesterday. Long flight...and I had a Karin Slaughter book to read. Will catch up today.

    JMO
     
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  18. OTPTarheel2018

    OTPTarheel2018 Well-Known Member

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    Because he was never going.
    He played along and said all the right things to his attorney, etc.
    He was a criminal defense atty. so he may have had some "acquaintances", former clients he was defending, just like that other Cobb County attorney Fred Tokars, who could help him disappear.

    JMO
     
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  19. legalmomma

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    I sincerely hope there is tight security at Shirley Merritt's funeral today.
     
  20. OTPTarheel2018

    OTPTarheel2018 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure it'll be tight security. Uniform, plainclothes, maybe video feed.

    JMO
     

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