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Man indicted in robbery, assault

LAWRENCEVILLE - Indictments came down Wednesday on a Norcross man arrested Sept. 15 for armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Kenneth Williams, 22, who was shot in the arm by a police officer during the incident, is also charged with obstructing a law enforcement officer and escape after trying to bail out of the hospital eight days later.

On Sept. 15 at about 10:30 p.m., Williams allegedly pistol-whipped a man at The Mission Heritage Apartments on Jimmy Carter Boulevard before waving the pistol around demanding drugs and money. A woman and two children in the apartment were unharmed.

Williams' alleged accomplice, Marshall Richards, 23, was arrested on the scene. Williams was ordered by police to drop the weapon, a .40-caliber handgun, reports said, but failed to comply. Gwinnett police officer James Presley, a four-year veteran, shot Williams after Williams made an "aggressive movement" toward the weapon, police said. Presley was placed on administrative leave but cleared of any wrongdoing in the subsequent internal investigation. He returned to regular duties days later.

Williams is being charged with aggravated assault upon a peace officer for allegedly pointing the Glock, which was stolen, at Presley. He also faces a charge of theft by receiving stolen property.

While recovering from his wounds at Gwinnett Medical Center on Sept. 23, police said Williams shoved a Gwinnett County sheriff's deputy who was assisting him with a medical device. Williams made a dash through the hospital before being apprehended by Lawrenceville police and hospital security, reports said.

Jail records show Williams and Richards are being held at the Gwinnett County Detention Center without bond.