Armed robbery suspects sentenced up to 70 years


BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – After a week-long trial, two of the suspects found guilty in the Labor Day 2017 armed robbery of an AT&T store on Scenic Drive, have been sentenced.

Melisse Marmon and Rashad Marmon were found guilty of crimes including two counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault with intent to rob, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of false imprisonment, two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, one count of possession of tools for the commission of a crime, and one count of theft by taking.

Melisse Marmon, the driver of the car in which the three suspects fled, was found guilty of additional charges, including two counts of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and one count of reckless driving.

The police pursuit of the suspects reached speeds of over 100 mph and led law enforcement in a chase across two counties.

On Thursday, May 17, Chief Superior Court Judge Brenda Weaver sentenced both Melisse Marmon and Rashad Marmon. The suspects were given sentences for each individual charge with some sentences being merged and others to be served consecutively.

Rashad Marmon was sentenced to a total of 60 years with the first 55 years “to be served in confinement.” The remaining five years may be served on probation.

Melisse Marmon received a total of 70 years with the first 65 years “to be served in confinement.” The remaining five years may be served on probation.

According to witnesses in court, Melisse Marmon expressed that she would be seeking an appeal.

The third suspect apprehended after the robbery, Hammond Marmon, is expected to go to trial at a later date.

[Featured image: Suspects are, from left to right: Melisse Marmon, Hammond Marmon, and Rashad Marmon.]


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