October 2, 2017

Atlanta PD Subject Arrested by FBI at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

ATLANTA—Special Agent in Charge (SAC) David J. LeValley, FBI Atlanta Field Office, in conjunction with SAC Alphonso “Jody” Norris, FBI Columbia Field Office, announces the following arrest October 2, 2017 at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Julius Rawls, age 30, of Atlanta, Georgia was arrested earlier today, October 2, 2017, without incident by FBI agents of the FBI Columbia/Myrtle Beach Resident Agency. Rawls is wanted on State charges issued by the Atlanta Police Department in connection with a violent home invasion that occurred here earlier this year.

On January 29, 2017, at approximately 7:35 a.m., it is alleged that Julius Rawls, age 30, of Atlanta, and Demonte Savalas Mitchell, armed with a handgun, made a forced entry into a private residence in the S.W. portion of Atlanta, Georgia with the intention to steal property at that location. It is further alleged that Mitchell confronted a juvenile occupant /resident inside and violently assaulted them, to include a sexual assault.

On March 21, 2017, Mitchell was taken into custody on multiple charges related to that home invasion by the FBI’s Atlanta Metro Major Offender (AMMO) Unit, Atlanta PD Fugitive Squad, and assistance by the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.

Rawls will be detained in South Carolina while he awaits extradition back to Atlanta, Georgia on those charges.

The public should be reminded that the above are merely allegations and that all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.