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26-year-old man indicted in domestic abuse case

LAWRENCEVILLE - A 26-year-old Atlanta man was indicted this week on assault charges for allegedly pushing his girlfriend from a moving vehicle, causing her to be struck by another car.

Arquimedes Gonzalez, who has been known to use at least three other aliases, faces one count of kidnapping with bodily injury, two counts of aggravated battery and three counts of aggravated assault.

Police believe Gonzalez shoved his girlfriend, Christina Deleon-Lopez, out of his vehicle while driving on Jimmy Carter Boulevard on June 4. Another vehicle slammed into the woman, causing her to be hospitalized in a coma until she roused 10 weeks later. Deleon-Lopez was forced to undergo extensive physical therapy as a result of her injuries, said Stacey Kelley, spokeswoman for the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department.

Gonzalez was arrested in September at his apartment on Clairmont Road in Atlanta.

Authorities said Gonzalez had a history of abusive behavior toward his girlfriend. In a prior dispute on April 9 he reportedly threw her against a wall and choked her.

Gonzalez is being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

In other indictments:

•Devann Michael Anderson was indicted on 16 counts of armed robbery in connection with a string of restaurant robberies this summer.

Anderson is accused of holding up patrons and employees at several businesses in the area of Beaver Ruin Road: Speedy Food Mart on June 2; at Tu Casa Foods on June 10, Goomba's restaurant on June 16, Chicken Go and Grill on June 19 and Gorditas La Rancherita restaurant on June 26. In the June 10 incident, Anderson allegedly wore a Halloween mask and was accompanied by three women wearing handkerchiefs over their faces. The suspects displayed a handgun and demanded money from the register, then ordered six patrons to hand over their valuables, a police report said.