Gwinnett Police Needs Public’s Help to Find Suspect in Assault, Kidnapping
Ricky Knight is sought after a May 3 incident at the Retreat at Arc Way Apartments.
The Gwinnett County Police Department is seeking help in finding a man who is suspected of several offenses, including aggravated assault and kidnapping.
Ricky Knight, 33, is wanted in connection with an incident earlier this month at the Retreat at Arc Way Apartments, located at 4000 Northridge Way on the Lilburn and Norcross border near Beaver Ruin.
Police said in a media release that Knight is being charged with aggravated assault, kidnapping, third-degree cruelty to children, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to the release, Gwinnett officers met with a victim on May 3 after responding to an assault call at the apartment complex around 4:00 p.m.
The apartment is the home of the ex-girlfriend of Knight. Officers were told that Knight confronted a friend of the family who was watching the two children in the home. The two men struggled when the suspect brandished a gun; the friend of the family was able to release the magazine from the firearm and escape.
The suspect then fled the scene with the children, who were returned a few hours later unharmed and released into the custody of their mother.
Knight is about 6-foot-2 tall and weights about 190 pounds (a mug shot is attached to this article). He has numerous tattoos on his arms, chest and back.
GCPD needs the public’s help in locating this Knight. Anyone with information can call GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300, or Crime Stoppers at 404-557-TIPS. Anyone with information on Knight’s current location should call 911.
Information in this report based on a media release from the Gwinnett County Police Department. Charges do not constitute guilt.