As a 61-year-old man lay on the ground, a 15-year-old Macon teenager kicked him.
It was late on the night of Oct. 4 or early Oct. 5.
The man had been walking to his car at the Macon Marriott City Center on Coliseum Drive when he was approached at gunpoint.
Norman C. Coleman Jr., now 16, is charged with armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was in court Thursday asking for a bond.
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Prosecutor Neil Halvorson argued Coleman isn’t entitled to a bond because the case was indicted within 90 days of his arrest. The judge ultimately denied Coleman’s request.
Halvorson said Coleman admitted his involvement in the carjacking at the hotel parking lot and admitted kicking the man before taking his keys and his car.
An indictment filed in January alleges three other teenagers -- Shamarcus Takori James, 17; Nicholas Shamir Young, 17; and Gregory Sherard Hamm Jr., 16 -- robbed a pizza delivery woman at College Park Apartments on Williamson Road. Holding her at gunpoint, the trio allegedly took her cash, cellphone and car.
James and Young then allegedly took another car, a Buick Park Avenue, from a man at gunpoint at the Enmark gas station, 3825 Pio Nono Ave., according to the indictment.
Halvorson said James and Young then picked up Coleman and 17-year-old Lavae Downing Jr., who also was indicted in the case.
He said Coleman said he didn’t want to continue to ride in the Buick since it was being sought by authorities, and the group stole the third car.
Coleman additionally faces a gang charge stemming from an accusation that he’s a member of the Crips street gang.
His lawyer, Larry Fouche, argued his client has completed programs while held at a regional youth detention center. Because of his age, he doesn’t have the means to flee the jurisdiction. His family is willing to help enforce any type of house arrest that might be ordered, he said.
Fouche said Coleman has cooperated with police and was a high school student when he was arrested.
“He’d like to be able to return to school,” he said.
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report.