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Monday November 28th, 2022 3:42PM

Gwinnett County settles $2M with Tennessee bounty hunters

By Sydney Hencil Anchor/Reporter

A $2 million settlement was approved Tuesday by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners with two Tennessee bounty hunters previously charged with kidnapping and home invasion in a 2014 incident near Lawrenceville.

 

Officials said Kevin Roberson and Khalil Abdullah kicked in the door of a Gwinnett County home and held a woman and her children at gunpoint.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Roberson and Abdullah were trying to arrest a man on a misdemeanor traffic violation out of Tennessee.  

 

The men were indicted on charges of kidnapping, home invasion, false imprisonment, aggravated assault and cruelty to children in 2015.  They were later acquitted of all charges in 2016.  Roberson spent 21 months in the Gwinnett County Jail, while Abdullah spent five months.

 

In 2019, they sued the county and two police officers in federal court alleging malicious prosecution.  Both men denied threatening the children and claimed they suffered emotionally, physically and financially because of their arrest and incarceration.

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