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Pleas to be accepted from 6 in Wendy's robbery

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

CONYERS -- The case of the six men allegedly involved in the armed robbery at a local Wendy's restaurant this summer has made its way to the courts, with an insanity defense from one of the alleged robbers.

The six men charged were Calvin Leon Chambers Jr., also known as "Callietto," 22, of Atlanta; Randall Lee Peterson, also known as "Lotto," 21, of Alpharetta; Javonte Terrel Jackson, also known as "Rockman," 19, of Covington; Jamonte Quinshawn Hambrick, also known as "MoeMoe," 17, of Decatur; Derontay Goolsby, also known as "Slimbo," 18, of Atlanta; and Jamal Junayd Woods, also known as "DuWoop," 29, of Atlanta.

The armed robbery occurred June 13 at the Wendy's restaurant located at 1655 Ga. Highway 138 after the restaurant closed for the evening. Two armed men broke through the glass door, pushed a female employee and stole the night deposit bag.

According to arrest warrants, Chambers was the driver of the getaway vehicle and the other men served as lookouts and knew about the robbery. The men allegedly went to the Waffle House on Sigman Road after the robbery to split the stolen money.

Five of the men were arrested the week following the crime. Authorities found Woods and arrested him July 23.

The men are scheduled to appear in court next week before Rockdale County Superior Court Judge David Irwin for an arraignment hearing where the accused will enter pleas of guilt or innocence.

A grand jury formally charged all of the men Dec. 7 on charges of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, simple battery, burglary, and three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Goolsby, one of the suspected gunmen, entered a special plea Sept. 1 of incompetency to stand trial. Local attorney Robert Mumford, who is defending Goolsby, asked for a psychiatric evaluation, saying that Goolsby was not sane at the time of the incident.

According to court records, the defense wanted a doctor to determine whether or not Goolsby was capable of understanding the nature of the charges and proceeding with a trial. The evaluation would also determine if he had the mental capacity to distinguish between right and wrong or if he "suffered from a delusional compulsion which overmastered his will."

Judge Irwin granted the request and ordered the psychiatric evaluation.