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LAWRENCEVILLE - The man arrested Thursday after Gwinnett County police SWAT members found him hiding in a Summer Hollow Trail home has now been charged, along with an alleged accomplice, in an armed robbery that happened just hours earlier.

Police said Ahmaad Shamari Jarvis, 22, and 21-year-old Mariel Semonte Orr, both of Atlanta, forced their way into a home on Fox Chase at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday and ordered the victim, at gunpoint, into the garage. When the duo re-entered the home, reports said, the victim's roommate yelled out that he had called the police, and Jarvis and Orr fled. Officers arrived and were able to take Orr into custody. Police said the victim gave a detailed description of Jarvis that led an officer to identify him hours later while patrolling an area on Sever Road.

At about 12:45 p.m. Thursday, the officer spotted Jarvis on Sever Road and was talking with him when he said Jarvis attacked him. The two fought briefly before Jarvis broke away and ran into the Jefferson Station subdivision. Jarvis dropped a handgun magazine clip on the ground but picked it up before running off, authorities said.

When backup arrived, police immediately set up a perimeter around the neighborhood. While searching the neighborhood, an officer heard glass break behind a house on Summer Hollow Trail and saw that a back window had been broken out.

Officers secured the house and the Gwinnett County Police SWAT team and a negotiator responded to the scene. Authorities eventually made contact with the homeowners, who told them no one was at home.

The SWAT team entered the home, where they eventually found Jarvis hiding in an upstairs room. He was arrested without further incident and was taken to the Gwinnett County Jail.

Both men are being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Jail on charges of armed robbery, burglary and aggravated assault. Orr is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, while Jarvis faces an additional charge of probation violation.