Two men were indicted Monday on charges related to two separate robberies around Acworth in February of last year, including one in which a man was shot.

The 13-count indictment charges Eric Jordan Elam, 26, from Acworth, and Troy William Fiddes, 18, from Covington, each with two counts of armed robbery and four counts of aggravated assault. Elam also faces charges of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Elam and Fiddes are each charged with robbing a woman at gunpoint on Feb. 3, 2020, at the Bells Ferry Road Walmart. According to a previous report from the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, the victim’s cell phone and cash were taken.

The indictment charges the two men with another armed robbery less than a week later, Feb. 9, in which they are accused of shooting a victim at the Waldan Ponds apartment complex near Acworth.

According to an arrest warrant for Elam, an orange Nike shoe box filled with “multiple plastic bags with suspected marijuana” was taken from the victim. The victim was shot and recovered.

An arrest warrant said Fiddes said he “had foresight of the armed robbery about to occur” and “did nothing to halt the act being committed by Eric Elam.”

The victim previously told police he was at the apartments to sell Elam a pair of shoes when the shooting occurred, the sheriff’s office said.

Fiddess was booked into the Cherokee County jail on March 10, 2020. He was released Aug. 19 of last year on a $50,000 bond.

Elam was arrested last February in Stone Mountain by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. He remains in custody, the sheriff’s office said.

The indictment shows Elam is facing charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon due to prior offenses in Gwinnett County. The indictment says Elam previously faced charges in Gwinnett of theft by receiving stolen property in 2014 and the sale of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute in 2018.


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