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Lawrenceville man charged with robbery, assault

Donnie Ray Kidd

Donnie Ray Kidd

LILBURN -- Police arrested a Lawrenceville man early Monday in connection with a robbing tirade that included a shooting and separate home-invasion in the span of two hours.

Police said Donnie Ray Kidd, 27, robbed two men at gunpoint who were walking to a gas station about 11:45 p.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Pleasant Hill Road in Lilburn.

One victim moved toward the gunman and was shot in the abdomen; the other handed over his wallet, and the suspect fled on foot, police said.

As police and crime scene experts worked that scene, officers in another precinct reported they'd made an arrest in a home-invasion in the 2300 block of Five Forks Trickum Road in Lawrenceville.

That attack happened about 1:30 a.m., when a gunman stormed the home and threatened to kill everyone, police said. Suspect descriptions in the two cases matched.

"Officers put two and two together and responded to that scene as well," said Gwinnett police spokesman Officer Brian Kelly.

Kidd was found to be carrying the wallet and other items forfeited by the man in the earlier robbery, Kelly said. He was also carrying a 9 millimeter handgun, police said.

Both violent acts appear random.

"There's no indication that (Kidd) knew them," Kelly said.

The man who was shot remains at Gwinnett Medical Center in stable condition, police said. None of the victims were immediately identified Monday.

Kidd remains at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond, charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault, police said.

Gwinnett authorities also arrested Kidd in September on allegations of battery and theft by taking. He spent a day in jail on those charges.

Prosecution in the earlier case is pending, records show.