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Calhoun Cops Jail Quartet for Two Armed Robberies

Feb 07, 2013 -- 4:00pm

By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)

Calhoun Police have leveled new charges against two local men accused of committing armed robbery in late January and now believe the pair is largely responsible for a second armed robbery in Gordon County last month.

According to Calhoun Police Chief Garry Moss, Marcus Harris, age 22, and Ransen Hawkins, age 27, both of Calhoun, and a unidentified juvenile suspect broke into an apartment on Springdale Drive about 12:15 am on Sunday January 27th. A woman living there called police and officers responded quickly enough to arrest Harris at the scene. Hawkins and the juvenile escaped on foot. Victims told officers they had been threatened at gunpoint, while one man was treated for injuries after being pistol-whipped. Another victim was hospitalized after having a heart attack during the robbery.

Harris now faces eight charges, including several major felonies such as Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault and False Imprisonment.

The juvenile faces counts of Armed Robbery, Burglary and two other charges.

Hawkins is charged with Armed Robbery, Burglary and misdemeanor Obstruction.

Police have now arrested Deana Papp, age 26 of Calhoun and have charged her with Party to a Burglary and Party to an Armed Robbery for allegedly supplying information about victims to the other suspects.

Several of the new charges handed out to the accused criminal quartet stem from an investigation into a second Calhoun armed robbery.

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