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Trio charged in computer-robbery case

By Jason A. Smith

jsmith@henryherald.com

Three Stockbridge suspects remained behind bars in Henry County Friday, for allegedly stealing a laptop computer from a teenage girl.

Brothers, Keith Dewayne Porter, 20, and Kenneth Wayne Porter, Jr., 22, and Arrahman Rahim Shakur, 17, are each charged with robbery.

The incident allegedly occurred shortly before 4 p.m., Monday at 22 Ga. Highway 138 in Stockbridge. Henry County Police Sgt. Rene Swanson said the Porters and Shakur snatched a laptop computer from a girl sitting on a curb, then fled the scene on foot.

"Shortly afterwards, the suspects were apprehended inside the gates of the Eastwood Village Apartments with the computer in their possession," Swanson said. "They were identified and charged with robbery by snatch."

The suspects appeared Tuesday in Henry County Magistrate Court. The Porter brothers, each represented by the Public Defender's Office, waived their right to a preliminary hearing in the case.

Judge Robert Godwin bound the brothers' case over to Henry County Superior Court, and set their bonds at $7,500 each.

Shakur's bond was set at $10,000, and a hearing in his case was reset for July 13.