Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
NORCROSS -- The final suspect in a bizarre armed robbery and carjacking was arrested Tuesday evening, nearly two months after his alleged victim was struck by another vehicle while trying to escape.
Justin Deonte Tolbert of Norcross was arrested Tuesday and charged with armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle, aggravated assault and kidnapping. All are felonies. His alleged accomplice, Allen Dewayne Wilson of Lithonia, was arrested last week and faces the same charges.
According to police, one of those men set up an April 18 meeting with the eventual victim in which he proposed to buy several cellphones. The suspect -- it was unclear Wednesday if Tolbert or Wilson made initial contact -- met the victim in a Norcross shopping center at Singleton Road and Thompson Parkway that day.
After the suspect briefly went into a nearby AT&T store, he reportedly returned to the victim's car. When the victim asked about the cellphones, the suspect pulled out a gun and an accomplice showed up outside the car.
The suspect was forced into the back of the Chevrolet Impala and all three men drove off. Wilson and Tolbert reportedly stole $3,000 cash, a gun and a cellphone from the victim before one looked at the other and said, "Just (expletive) kill him already," police said.
One of the men reportedly turned around and fired a shot, but not before the victim opened the rear passenger door and jumped from the vehicle as it sped down Dawson Boulevard. The man, 25, was struck by another vehicle but suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Tolbert and Wilson are both being held without bond, Gwinnett County Jail records show.