CONYERS -- Four men charged with firearm crimes in Rockdale County last fall are scheduled for arraignments next week.
Alphonso Watts III, 20, 662 Mountain Oaks Parkway, and Darrelle Marranzo Robinson, 19, 629 Oakview Trail, and Antoinne Devon Foster, 18, all of Stone Mountain, are charged in connection with the August armed robbery of the QuikTrip service station on Klondike Road.
They all are charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and felony fleeing and attempt to elude a law enforcement officer.
Dabney Kentner is the state attorney in the case, and the three codefendants each have separate attorneys.
The manager of the QuikTrip reported that two men had entered the store shortly before 3 a.m. and demanded money. One of them was holding a handgun in the air but never fired it.
They got away with $75.
Shortly after, a Conyers Police Department officer saw one of the robbers, who was wearing a mask, flee the scene. The officer gave chase on foot, but lost the suspect when he entered a vehicle.
A short time later, other officers located the vehicle, which fled down Ga. Highway 138 in the direction of Stockbridge, reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph. A Rockdale County Sheriff's Office deputy later found the vehicle wrecked and abandoned in the woods at Ga. Highway 138 and O'Neal Road. Foster was apprehended a short time after, and the other two were later arrested.
Their arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m., Feb. 5 in Rockdale County Superior Court Judge David Irwin's courtroom.
In a separate incident, Cardal Dwayne Haywood, 20, of Covington, is charged in connection with brandishing an AK-47 during a traffic stop by a Georgia State Patrol trooper.
He is charged with aggravated assault upon a peace officer, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, fleeing and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, following too closely, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act and possession of drug-related objects.
A GSP officer shot Haywood once in the thigh in September after the trooper attempted to make a traffic stop on Haywood's Mitsubishi Gallant for following too closely on Salem Road. After pulling behind QuikTrip, Haywood bailed out of the car and brandished the weapon.
Haywood is a convicted felon and cannot legally possess a firearm. Afterward, Haywood was taken by a Lifeflight helicopter to an Atlanta area hospital.
His arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m., Feb. 7 in Rockdale County Superior Court Judge Robert Mumford's courtroom.
All four men remain in the Rockdale County jail.