Twiggs County man indicted in armed robbery

Bibb County grand jurors indicted a 27-year-old Twiggs County man Tuesday on allegations that he robbed the Walthall Chevron, 4900 Ocmulgee East Blvd., using a shotgun in April.

Alan Shawn Churchwell is charged with two counts each of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to an indictment filed in Bibb County Superior Court.

Churchwell is accused of robbing the store at about 1 a.m. April 29. While in the store, he fired a gun into the ceiling and at a candy rack. One of the two clerks was grazed by debris of a shotgun pellet, authorities have said.

He is being held at the Bibb County jail on $55,200 bond, according to Bibb County jail records.