Bibb County grand jurors indicted five teenagers Tuesday in an alleged 2014 gang-related crime spree that included the hijacking of three vehicles at gunpoint.
Shamarcus Takori James, 17; Nicholas Shamir Young, 17; and Gregory Sherard Hamm Jr., 16, each are charged with armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, according to an indictment filed in Bibb County Superior Court.
The charges stem from the Sept. 24 robbery of a pizza delivery woman who was getting into her car at College Park Apartments on Williamson Road.
James, Young and Hamm -- alleged associates of the Crips street gang -- are accused of robbing the woman at gunpoint. Cash, the woman’s cell phone and a 2006 Hyundai Sonata were taken, according to the indictment.
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James and Young face additional charges of hijacking a motor vehicle, aggravated assault and gun and gang charges relating to the Oct. 4 carjacking of a man at the Enmark gas station at 3825 Pio Nono Ave.
The indictment alleges James and Young, armed with a gun, took a man’s 1999 Buick Park Avenue.
James and Young also are accused, along with 17-year-old Lavae Downing Jr. and 15-year-old Norman C. Coleman Jr., of using the Buick in a third hijacking Oct. 5 at the Macon Marriott City Center on Coliseum Drive.
A man was walking to his car when he was approached at gunpoint. His watch, camera and 2013 Toyota Camry were taken, according to the indictment.
The four are accused of armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle, and gun and gang charges in connection with the incident, according to the indictment.
Coleman and Downing are accused of being associated with the Crips gang, according to the indictment.
Hamm and Coleman are being held at a local youth detention center, according to the Bibb County District Attorney’s Office.
Downing, James and Young are being held at the county jail without bond, according to jail records.
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report.