One local man was arrested and a second suspect is being sought for the September armed robbery of a Conyers man at the Tall Oaks apartment complex.
Sheriff's deputies were called around 2:45 a.m. on Sept. 22 after a Harvest Grove Lane resident said he was approached by two males after giving one of them a ride to the 900 building of Tall Oaks from the Lotus Bistro on Iris Drive.
The 27-year-old victim said when he stopped to let the passenger out, he was immediately approached by two black males who had their faces covered by bandanas and were brandishing a gun.
He said he was ordered to hand over his money and was pushed to the ground while one suspect searched his car. The victim said his hands were tied with zip ties and the suspects attempted to put him in his trunk before he was able to break away and run through the woods to his apartment.
An investigation led to charging the victim's passenger, Jimmy Lee Price, 30, who was already arrested Oct. 16 on other charges after allegedly leading deputies on a brief foot chase at a gas station near his residence. Price was charged with armed robbery and obstruction of an officer.
Authorities are still actively pursuing the second suspect.
A third man, who the victim said was wearing a ski mask while he videotaped the incident, has not been identified.
The victim told authorities only his cell phone, identification and car keys were missing at the time. According to the incident report, the victim's car was recovered at the scene and processed for evidence the Sheriff's Department.