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2 Lawrenceville men indicted in Gainesville attempted armed robbery
Shamarcus Deunte Grimes
Shamarcus Grimes

Two Lawrenceville men accused of threatening a woman and a toddler with a semi-automatic handgun on Oct. 30, 2013, were indicted Monday.

Ronta Antonio Garner, 34, and Shamarcus Grimes, 27, were charged jointly with attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault, third-degree child cruelty and two counts of false imprisonment in connection with an alleged armed robbery attempt at the Ridgecrest Apartments in Gainesville.

On Oct. 30, 2013, Garner and Grimes allegedly entered the apartment of Brittney Al-Masri and held her at gunpoint, according to the indictments.

According to arrest warrants, the men were searching for drugs and cash.

A child under the age of 14, the indictments read, was present at the time of the alleged act, having been confined along with Al-Masri.

On the same day at the same complex, Garner is charged with shooting 23-year-old Quavis Carruth in the pelvis and hand, according to arrest warrants.

Garner, believed to be a member of the 243 Bloods Gang, was arrested by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 29, 2013, following an Interstate 985 chase.

Grimes was caught by the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force on Jan. 24, 2014.

Separately, Grimes was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and Garner was separately charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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