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Two men indicted in kidnapping of man whose throat was cut

Two men have been indicted in the October kidnapping and beating of a 26-year-old Rome man whose throat was cut shortly before he was abandoned in east Bibb County.

A Bibb County grand jury indicted Naeem Omar Biddle, 30, and Troy Donald Harvey, 21, Tuesday on charges of kidnapping with bodily injury, armed robbery, hijacking a motor vehicle and aggravated assault, according to Superior Court records.

Calvin Creamer, a Rome resident, was visiting Biddle at a Marietta apartment complex on Oct. 8, 2008, authorities said. At some point, Biddle beat Creamer and bound him with duct tape before he and Harvey stole Creamer’s vehicle. The men drove to Bibb County, where they allegedly slit Creamer’s throat and left him in a wooded area off Jeffersonville Road.

Bibb County deputies found Creamer after drivers reported seeing a badly injured man in the area.

Greg Winters, an assistant Bibb County district attorney, said Biddle and Harvey also face charges in Atlanta in connection with the episode.

Harvey is being held in the Cobb County jail on $99,600 bond, according to jail records. Biddle is being held by the Georgia Department of Corrections in connection with a 2007 cocaine offense, according to prison records.

Also indicted Tuesday were:

Ÿ Raphael Dante Shelton, 31, who is charged with armed robbery, three counts of false imprisonment and two counts of aggravated assault in connection with the Nov. 29, 2008, robbery of Goody’s, formerly located in the Eisenhower Crossing shopping center. Shelton, of a Mercer University Drive address, is accused of robbing the store and holding several people inside against their will, according to court records. He is being held at the Bibb County jail without bond.

Ÿ Jacquelyn Raines, 48, is charged with theft by receiving stolen property as part of the same case, according to court records. She was released on bond in December.

Information from The Telegraph’s archives was included in this report.

To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.

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