LAWRENCEVILLE - Indictments handed down last week include those for a Loganville man accused of robbery and two women charged with a string of local bank robberies.
Eric Anthony Comrie, 21, was indicted July 2 for allegedly snatching a cashbox containing $913 from First Baptist Church in Snellville on Aug. 6, 2008. Police said Comrie and his girlfriend, Brianna Williams, acted together. Williams is also named in the indictment.
According to police reports, when asked about his motive, Comrie answered by asking a Snellville police detective, "Do you know how much it costs to get an oil change on a Mercedes?"
In a separate incident months later, Comrie was charged with felony murder in an alleged Dec. 23, 2008, drug deal that went sour, leading to the shooting death of his 27-year-old friend, Robert Morales.
According to investigators, Comrie and Morales met with two teens on Blue Sail Avenue in Grayson to make the deal when several shots were fired inside the Comrie's 1998 Mercedes Benz.
The alleged shooter and his accomplice remain in jail while murder charges against Comrie, who drove Morales to the hospital, have been dropped. Jail records show he was released in January "per court order."
For their alleged roles in several area bank robberies, Janiah White of Lawrenceville and Kayla Morrison of Duluth were indicted on three and four counts, respectively. Morrison faces three counts of robbery and one attempted robbery in heists of Wachovia and SunTrust banks while White faces two counts of robbery and one count attempted robbery.
According to indictments, Morrison used notes to convince tellers that she had a gun during five bank robberies between Nov. 4 and Dec. 6, 2008.
Both women remain behind bars without bond. Jail records show White also faces an armed robbery charge and probation violation while Morrison, also facing probation violation, is also wanted by Fulton, DeKalb and Rockdale counties.