Jurors deliberated less than two hours Wednesday before finding a Macon man guilty of impersonating a Bibb County deputy in order to rob a business office.
Alfred Kanaan Moore, 36, was found guilty of two counts each of armed robbery, false imprisonment and aggravated assault, and one count each of burglary, impersonating an officer and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to the district attorney's office.
His sentencing is set for Thursday.
Restaurant owner Luis Rodriguez and secretary Griselda Zabala testified Tuesday that Moore and another man entered the Margarita's Mexican Grill business office in 2013 under the pretense that they had a search warrant. Once inside, the men bound their hands with zip ties and held them at gunpoint for about 45 minutes.
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Rodriguez and Zabala said Moore and his accomplice, 20-year-old William Kody Lee Stewart, wore Bibb County Sheriff's Office uniforms and appeared to be deputies.
It wasn't until Rodriguez noticed that Moore was wearing two sets of pants that he realized the men weren't deputies.
Bobby Bearden, Moore's lawyer, argued that Moore wasn't in the vicinity at the time of the robbery.
Stewart, who pleaded guilty to armed robbery in 2014, testified that Moore was the one who provided the deputy uniforms, bullet-proof vests, guns and other items used in the crime.
Stewart said he and Moore referred to each other as "sarge" and "sheriff" while at the Log Cabin Drive office instead of their real names.
He said he didn't receive any of the $2,600 taken from the business.
Stewart is serving a 20-year sentence that includes 15 years in prison.
To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398 or find her on Twitter@awomackmacon.