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Posted: December 12, 2017

Cops arrest Gwinnett man wanted for burglarizing R. Kelly’s homes

Johns Creek Police
Alfonso Walker, the Lawrenceville man wanted for burglarizing R. Kelly's homes in Johns Creek, was arrested Tuesday. He is facing several charges.


By Mitchell Northam

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The man wanted by police for the burglaries at the north Fulton County homes of Grammy award-winning R&B singer R. Kelly is in custody.

Alfonso Walker, 50, of Lawrenceville, was arrested Tuesday morning. He will appear in front of a judge at 11 a.m.

Online court and jail records show that Walker is facing felony and misdemeanor charges, including theft by deception, theft by taking and burglary in the first degree.

BACKGROUND: Police: R. Kelly’s north Fulton homes burglarized, suspect on run

MORE: R. Kelly shows his burglarized metro Atlanta home on Instagram

Police said that Walker is a former associate of Kelly’s and “ransacked” his homes in Johns Creek, taking furniture, electronics and other items and selling them to the highest bidder. The burglaries were reported on Nov. 26 and 27.

Trevian Kutti, a spokesperson for Kelly, sent the AJC a statement on his behalf.

“Mr. Kelly thanks the Johns Creek Police Department for its swift and diligent work in arresting the responsible parties,” the statement read. “He would also like to thank all of his fans around the world for their love and support, as well as, the community for being very cooperative.”

READ: Atlanta resident, former fan, is founder of #MuteRKelly 

READ: Why do people still love R. Kelly, and what does that say about us? 

Walker was supposed to turn himself into Johns Creek police a week ago, but never showed up. Kelly stopped by his north Fulton County homes this past weekend to inspect the burglaries, and showed his empty living room to fans on Instagram.

Johns Creek police did not immediately respond to a request for more information on Walker’s arrest.

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