Man charged in series of violent crimes in Gwinnett County

Gwinnett County Police have linked a man to a string of violent crimes including a deadly home invasion.

Terrence Darnell Lee was charged with a long list of crimes including homicide, home invasion, and armed robbery.

Police said a neighbor's security camera captured pictures of Lee leaving the area around the time of the murder of Kamar Hawkins. Detectives said a search warrant of Lee's place revealed a nefarious connection to other disturbing crimes in the same unincorporated area of Snellville.

"We were able to locate items directly linking him to this crime and many other crimes including another home invasion," Cpl. Wilbert Rundles revealed.

The first home invasion happened July 28 at another house on the same street, Grand Manor Trail.

Police have determined a commonality with both violent crimes.

"He pried the screens of the open windows to gain access. They had windows open to let fresh air in," Cpl. Rundles explained.

Based on their investigation, authorities said Lee was a suspect in other cases in the city of Snellville, Rockdale County, and across state lines into Hillsborough County, Florida

Lee has been charged with the murder of Hawkins, who police said was gunned down inside his home in the 3000 block of Grand Manor Trail during the early morning hours of Aug. 2.

Police said they also connected Lee to an armed robbery in the 4100 block of Moonbeam way on July 29.

Lee remained in the Gwinnett County Jail without bond Wednesday.