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4 teens charged in death of Mableton man

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Joshua Heath Chellew, 36, of Mableton was struck and killed after being attacked. Joshua Heath Chellew, 36, of Mableton was struck and killed after being attacked.
MABLETON, Ga. -

Cobb County police have arrested four alleged gang members linked to a fatal hit-and-run crash on Mableton Parkway.

The suspects are accused of beating the victim and then forcing him into the path of a car.

The fatal crash happened just after 1 a.m. Sunday, near Factory Shoals Road and Mableton Parkway. Joshua Heath Chellew, 36, of Mableton was struck by a vehicle and later died.

Authorities said Chellew did not know his attackers. A friend of Chellew said that the two had gone to a gas station when several men jumped Chellew.

"They started punching him. They starting beating on him," said the woman, who asked not to be identified.

Arrest warrants said that the Chellew attempted to escape his attackers by backing into Mableton Parkway. Chellew was then knocked down onto the roadway, where he was struck by the vehicle.

The following four suspects are charged with felony murder, aggravated assault and violation of the Georgia Street Gang Act.  They are currently being held without bond at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

- Jekari Strozier (19-year-old male from Mableton, Georgia)
- Antonio Pass (18-year-old male from Mableton, Georgia)
- Johnathan Anthony (18-year-old male from the Mableton, Georgia)
- Kemonta Bonds (18-year-old male from Mableton, Georgia)

Anthony made his first court appearance Tuesday night. The other three suspects are expected to face a judge on Wednesday.

The driver of the vehicle that struck Chellew turned himself into authorities. Police said that he does not face any criminal charges. Authorities said he did pull over and call 911 after he realized that he'd struck someone.

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