A second person has been arrested in the armed robbery of a 16-year-old Bibb County student who was victimized on his way to school early one morning in January.
Javoris Leonard Foster, 19, was booked into the Bibb County jail Friday and faces a charge of armed robbery in connection to the Jan. 20 incident near Ballard Hudson Middle School.
The student was on Lincoln Street before 7 a.m. when he was robbed of his phone, a basketball jersey and his shoes by two men at gunpoint, according to an arrest warrant for Foster. The student's description of the men led deputies to Ell Street, where they chased, tased and arrested 19-year-old Michael Mitchell, of Warner Robins, and charged him with armed robbery.
Mitchell is free on a $5,480 bond, according to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office's inmate information system.
Foster, who remains in jail, faces similar charges in an unrelated case.
Just two days before the robbery, Foster allegedly attempted to hurt or kill a 17-year-old to take his property, according to his arrest warrant. Foster faces charges of cruelty, armed robbery and aggravated assault related to that incident.
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