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Robbery suspected indicted
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A Liberty County grand jury has handed out four true bills against Christopher Jamal Fletcher for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery and sexual assault at the Ok Cha Beauty supply store on West Oglethorpe Highway last March.
Fletcher faces one count of armed robbery, one count aggravated assault, one count aggravated sodomy and one count of possession of a knife during the commission of a felony. The jury filed the charges Feb. 12.
In addition to the true bills the family of the victim has filed a Georgia Victims Impact Statement with the clerk of county courts in October.
The statement declares the victim continues to be fearful, has withdrawn from public outings and the incident has changed the entire family's life. The victim reportedly is unable to work and had to seek counseling since the incident, costing the family money in counseling fees and lost wages.
Fletcher was arrested just hours after he allegedly robbed and sexually assaulted the clerk at Ok-Cha around 12:30 p.m. last March 13.
Fletcher, 23, and a native of Texas, had been staying with relatives in Hinesville.
He was arrested at a home off Becky Street after the Hinesville Police Department received an anonymous tip. Also, a search of a blue duffle bag found in the area of the robbery contained paperwork with Fletcher's name and information in it.
According to a police report, a man fitting Fletcher's description, brandished a kitchen knife committed the crimes.
At one point, the victim was reportedly choked when the offender became angry the knife broke.
The woman was treated at the scene by Liberty County EMS.
An estimated $300 in cash and coins, a set of grill teeth and some jewelry were taken.
Fletcher is being held in the Liberty County Regional Jail.
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