CONYERS - Three suspects are in custody after allegedly robbing a man sleeping in his car at gunpoint and then stealing his vehicle.
Justin Lee Hochmuth, 20, Jordan Stevenson, 19, and a 16-year-old juvenile, were apprehended Thursday and are all being charged with armed robbery. Stevenson is also being charged with theft by receiving stolen property.
The 43-year-old victim fell asleep in his 1993 Honda Accord around 2:40 a.m. on Wednesday in Salem Chase Apartments and told Rockdale County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) deputy Darius Warren he "woke up to guns being pointed in his face."
The Covington resident also gave Warren a description of the suspects stating two were black males and one was a white male, according to the incident report.
"(The victim) stated, he saw two hand guns for sure," Warren wrote in the report.
The victim just left his brother's home and was feeling tired so pulled into and parked into Salem Chase Apartments, 50 Salem Chase Drive., Conyers, "to rest for a few minutes," according to the report.
When he awoke, the three suspects allegedly had guns brandished in his face. The suspects took his wallet and told him to walk. One suspect got in the victim's Accord and drove off with the others getting into another passenger-style vehicle following behind.
According to RCSO Cpl. Michael Camp, the victim's debit was used at the Kroger located in Newton County. The Accord was found hours later at the "old Bruster's Ice Cream shop" at 3184 Salem Road, Conyers. said Camp.
"It looks like they just drove it around for a few hours and then dumped it," he said.
Investigators received a tip in regards to the incident and secured a search warrant for Hochmuth's residence in Covington Thursday afternoon. The victim's items that were reported as stolen, including his cellphone and clothing, were found inside the residence at 140 Melton Way.
Stevenson, a resident of Marietta, Georgia, was at the residence at the time law enforcement exercised the warrant. He was arrested for a charge out of Marietta involving a stolen car, which was also at Hochmuth's residence. It was later determined Stevenson was connected to the incident in Conyers as well.
Hochmuch and the juvenile pulled into the driveway of the residence at the same time the search was being conducted. They were arrested at the scene.
Hochmuch and Stevenson are in county jail with no bond as of Monday afternoon. The juvenile is being held in the Rockdale County Detention Center.