Athens teen indicted for allegedly pistol-whipping victim in armed robbery of phone and chips


Fredrick Heard

By Joe Johnson

An Athens teen was indicted this week for allegedly pistol-whipping another teen in an armed robbery last month near downtown.

Fredrick Heard, 17, of Bonnie Lane was charged with armed robbery, three counts of aggravated assault and one count of obstruction of a law enforcement officer, according to the indictment that was filed Tuesday in Clarke County Superior Court.

According to Athens-Clarke County police, the incident occurred the afternoon of Nov. 15 when a 16-year-old boy was walking in the area of 755 Broad apartments on East Broad Street and was accosted by Heard and two other teens.

During the incident, Heard allegedly brandished a pistol at the victim and struck the victim in the head and body with his fists and the gun, according to the indictment.

He allegedly stole an iPhone 6, headphones and a bag of chips with a total value of $172.

Heard was arrested in the vicinity of the incident following a foot pursuit, police said.

Heard was released from the county jail on Nov. 27, upon posting a $5,000 good security bond.

A date for his arraignment was not immediately scheduled.

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