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Georgia's Most Wanted Suspects Derrick Holmes and Emma Grant Behind Bars

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Derrick Holmes and Emma Grant have been arrested in Hillsborough County, Florida. Derrick Holmes and Emma Grant have been arrested in Hillsborough County, Florida.  
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ATLANTA - An arrest has been made in the murder of a Stone Mountain woman who was shot 17 times. Authorities say they've picked up Derrick Holmes -- an alleged pimp -- at a property in the Tampa area.

A nationwide manhunt is over for a murder suspect who treated women as his property.

Derrick Holmes and alleged accomplice Emma Grant were picked up by the authorities in Tampa.

U.S. Marshals say they received a tip that Holmes and Grant were staying at a Tampa hotel. Following surveillance on the hotel, Tampa police and U.S. Marshals say they saw Grant enter one room and Holmes another.

The teams entered both rooms. Both suspects were taken into custody Monday without incident. Grant's 8-month old child was in the room and she was turned over to Family Services. A ledger, large bank of cell phones and over $10,000 was seized, say U.S. Marshals.

Both suspects were charged.

The two are tied to the 2008 murder of a Stone Mountain woman shot 17 times. The story was featured in a "Georgia's Most Wanted" segment and on America's Most Wanted.

"I heard this loud noise and I didn't even know what it was and it scared me. I didn't even want to look out," said Roslyn Lumpkin, the mother of the victim.

That was the painful reflection of Roslyn Lumpkin, whose daughter Nekeshia Rawls was shot dead in August of 2008 outside Roslyn Lumpkin's Stone Mountain home.

Police say evidence would lead them to charge Derrick Holmes as the trigger man and Emma Grant – Rawls' friend -- as an accomplice because authorities say she enticed the victim to come out of her mother's apt.

Lumpkin says her daughter's diary revealed a secret she feared.

"The book had on the front of it written, 'If I die, Derrick Paul Holmes did it,'" said Lumpkin.

FOX 5's Doug Evans reported on a connection between all three. Authorities say Grant was a prostitute working for Holmes.

"Emma Grant was a prostitute and Derrick Holmes was acting as her pimp," said U.S. Marshal Alex Camacho. "Yes, we believe that Emma and Nekesia were both prostitutes under the control of Derrick Holmes."

Rawls fled, her family says, and went back home. They believe Holmes allegedly targeted her because she knew too much about his alleged prostitution business.

The other young lady also tried to disappear. Police caught up to her and placed her under house arrest but she sliced off her ankle monitor and escaped in November 2009.


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