Macon man and 16-year-old murder suspect indicted in armed robbery

awomack@macon.comFebruary 4, 2014 

A 16-year-old murder suspect and an 18-year-old Macon man were indicted Tuesday in the Nov. 18 armed robbery of a man who was forced out of his north Bibb County home at gunpoint and ordered to withdraw money from an ATM.

Brandon Deneal Howard, 18, of Adkins Drive, and 16-year-old Dontavius “Man Man” Mintz, of Lyn Drive, are charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, burglary and aggravated assault, according to an indictment filed Tuesday in Bibb County Superior Court.

Mintz additionally is charged with murder in the Nov. 21 shooting death of 16-year-old Alyssa Zari Jackson. That case has not been indicted.

Howard and Mintz allegedly pointed guns through a window at a house in the Howard Oaks subdivision, located off Bass Road, and demanded that a man open the front door. His father, who was asleep upstairs, was awoken and forced to load a TV into the robbers’ car.

They also took one of the men to an ATM to withdraw cash and dropped him off on Pio Nono Circle, authorities have said.

Howard and 19-year-old Treyon Quintez Reeves were charged with attempted armed robbery and three counts of aggravated assault in a separate indictment filed Tuesday.

Howard and Reeves allegedly tried to rob Kim’s Furniture Store on Bloomfield Road on Oct. 28, 2013, according to the indictment.

Reeves, of Trade Wind Road, was arrested on the day of the robbery attempt. He is being held at the county jail without bond, according to jail records.

Mintz, who was arrested in January, is being held at a regional youth detention center without bond.

Howard was arrested Nov. 27 and is being held at the county jail without bond, according to jail records.

Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.

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