December 15, 2012 Phyllis 0
Marshals fugitive task force member James Ergas. He called the case a “very exhausting investigation.”
“Since last week, it was nonstop pretty much,” Ergas said.
Atlanta police declined to release the arrest warrant for Sinkfield, saying it’s part of an ongoing investigation.
Two other men _ Demario Ware, 20, and Jquante Crews, 25 _ have been arrested and charged with murder in the case, but Atlanta police spokesman Eric Schwartz said they believe Sinkfield was the triggerman. The three of them are scheduled to appear in court again on Aug. 19.
Sinkfield, who also spells his first name as Charman, appeared in the small jailhouse courtroom wearing a navy blue shirt and pants and handcuffs. Sinkfield sat with his hands over his eyes until the judge read him the charges.
A woman who identified herself as Sinkfield’s sister but would not give her name declined comment after the hearing.
Sinkfield did not have an attorney with him for the hearing.
He was sentenced to 2 years Breitling watches in jail in Cobb County on burglary and criminal damage charges in 1994, according to the Department of Corrections. In 2002, Sinkfield was sentenced to 10 years in jail after being fake watches convicted of drug charges in Cobb County. He was released in 2007.
The 38-year-old Forrest was shot to death on July 25 after he chased a man who robbed him of his championship ring and Rolex watch.
Forrest, a native of Augusta, Ga., who lived in Atlanta, was a member of the 1992 Olympic team along with Oscar De La Hoya. The fighter later won welterweight and junior middleweight titles and compiled a professional record of 41-3 with 29 knockouts. He gained notoriety when he became the first boxer to defeat Shane Mosley.