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Johns Creek Man Found Not Guilty in Car Bombing Charge

No direct evidence linked the 35-year-old man to the July 2012 incident, according to his attorney.

A jury acquitted Quinton Gregory Smith, 35, of Johns Creek. Credit: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office
A jury acquitted Quinton Gregory Smith, 35, of Johns Creek. Credit: Forsyth County Sheriff's Office
On Friday, Sept. 13, a Cumming jury acquitted a Johns Creek man who had been accused of making and igniting a homemade bomb at a south Forsyth County car dealership

Quinton Gregory Smith, 35, who was arrested in connection with the July 2012 incident, was found not guilty of arson, criminal damage and use of an explosive charges after deliberating for 10 hours or more, reports the Forsyth News.

Smith had been employed by a parking vendor at RBM of Atlanta-North Mercedes-Benz at a McFarland Parkway dealership. He was fired the day before the incident. 

A video tape revealed that someone had tried to blow up a car using a glass jar filled with some type of flammable compound about 5:30 a.m. on July 17, 2012. The car, which sustained front bumper damage, belonged to the man who fired Smith.

While the state's case was a strong circumstantial one, no direct evidence linked Smith to bombing attempt, according to his attorney, Kea Strozier, reports the Associated Press.

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