By Joe Johnson
A grand jury this week indicted an Athens teen for an armed robbery last year outside a westside restaurant.
Jordan Lamar Hill, 19, was charged with armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, according to the indictment filed Tuesday in Clarke County Superior Court.
Athens-Clarke County police said that at about 12:19 p.m. on June 27, 2020, officers responded to a complaint that two males were robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of IHOP on Baxter Street.
A suspect vehicle description was broadcasted to officers, one of whom was in the area and spotted the car on which a traffic stop was subsequently conducted, police said.
Officers smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
Hill, the driver, matched the description of the armed robbery suspect, according to police. He was detained and evidence linking him to the robbery, including a stolen gun, as well drug offenses were located in the vehicle, according to police.
The DA’s office did not ask grand jurors to consider a stolen gun charge.
The Hollow Ridge Drive resident is free on a $15,000 surety bond and is scheduled to be arraigned on Sept. 22.