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MARTA police release video of suspected serial killer's arrest


MARTA police released video that captured the arrest of a man accused of killing several people in Metro Atlanta.

One of the officers who made the arrest, James Williams, says Nov. 12 is a day he will never forget.

"I just really feel that day we ran into the devil," Williams said.

Williams is one of two MARTA police officers who arrested Aeman Presley.

"Call it police intuition or I don't know, but I knew something was off from the moment we arrested him," Williams said.

Police say Presley, an aspiring actor and DeKalb County native, is a serial killer. Security video recorded at the Georgia State MARTA Station shows how the arrest happened.

"I just had a real tense feeling about him," Williams said. "Our handicap gate stays open a longer period of time for people in wheelchairs. One lady tapped it open and he rolled right behind her without paying his fare," Williams said.

Williams and Officer Lashi Smith approached Presley after he walked through the gate.

"We stopped him right over here against the wall away from the traffic," said Smith. "We asked Mr. Presley if he had his Breeze Card and as he pulled it out of his pocket, mid-sentence, while he was nervous rocking back and forth, he tried to dash to his right. He probably took two steps until we caught him, took him to the ground and placed him in handcuffs."

Presley was taken to a secure area and processed.

"This incident could have gone bad very quickly. We are actually glad his pistol, fully loaded with hollow point rounds, was in his backpack instead of his waistband," Smith said.

"I just thank God we were able to go home. We got a dangerous person off the street," Williams said.

Presley is now being accused of murder in four separate homicides, including the murder of two homeless men and a Smyrna woman.

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