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2008 Waffle House robbery suspect back to face charges

CONYERS — One of the men involved in a string of armed robberies several years ago has been booked into the Rockdale County Jail to face charges filed in connection with the armed robbery of a Waffle House in 2008.

Christopher McClelland Wilson, 25, whose home address is listed as 50 Hazelhurst Drive in Covington, was transferred to Rockdale County on July 31 from another prison and booked in on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Wilson — along with 25-year-old Dorian Lemar Evans, formerly of College Park – is accused of robbing the Waffle House located at 2101 Salem Road on April 22, 2008.

According to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office incident report, two black males drove a white four-door car into the parking lot of the Waffle House around 1:15 a.m. that day and parked near the back of the restaurant.

The passenger, wearing a gray plastic bag over his head with eye holes torn out pointed a handgun directly at the two employees and demanded money.

“The suspect came around the counter and had (the victim) open the cash register and took the entire tray and ran out,” the incident report states.

Based on surveillance footage, the suspect was seen getting back into the passenger side of the white car, which then drove south on Salem Road.

There was a series of armed robberies at Waffle Houses in Rockdale County over a period of several months.

Wilson and Evans are both in prison, convicted of committing a number of other armed robberies around that same time.

Wilson is serving 20-year sentences at Hancock State Prison for armed robberies in Fulton and Henry counties on April 17, 24, and 26, 2008. He was also sentenced to 10 years for armed robberies in Clayton County on April 17 and April 21 of that year.

Likewise, Evans has been in the Coffee Correctional Facility serving a 15-year sentence for armed robbery in Fulton County on April 28, 2008. He was sentenced to 10 years for armed robberies in Clayton County on April 14 and 17 of 2008.