Friday, August 17, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- The man accused of shooting a Norcross tax office employee in the head was indicted by a grand jury this week.
Jeremy Williams, 20, is believed to have shot 56-year-old Damien Ekezie in the head on May 21, while the latter was tending shop at his business services and tax office on Singleton Road. Ekezie was in serious condition following the attempted robbery, but survived.
Williams, meanwhile, was located shortly after the shooting and arrested without incident. Gwinnett County Jail records show he has been incarcerated since his original arrest on felony charges including armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.
Williams was indicted this week on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and aggravated battery (two counts). He also had several unrelated drug charges pending.
Alleged child enticer also indicted
A Lilburn man accused of luring teenage boys to a vacant home -- while already awaiting trial on a similar case -- was also indicted this week in Gwinnett County Superior Court.
Matthew Ronald Crawford, 29, was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes. Crawford was arrested May 20 after reportedly using a social networking site to "become buddies" with a young teenager, conversing back and forth online before meeting a few times in person.
According to Snellville police Capt. Harold Thomas, Crawford invited the boy and a friend -- ages 13 and 15 -- and took them to a home in Snellville while promising them video games. He reportedly made sexual advances on the boys instead.
That incident came while Crawford was still awaiting trial on a 2010 arrest stemming from an incident two years earlier in which he took a child under the age of 16 to "an unknown subdivision off of Grayson Parkway ... for the purpose of child molestation or indecent acts."