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Man indicted in carjacking

JONESBORO — A man accused of carjacking and several other crimes was recently indicted by a Clayton County grand jury.

Joshua Keith Young is charged with hijacking a motor vehicle, aggravated assault, simple battery, battery, robbery, false imprisonment, theft by taking, and criminal trespass.

The grand jury indicted Young, 25, Wednesday.

Clayton County Police said Young pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at the victim to intimidate and force the driver of a 2004 Mazda 3. Young told the driver to “get out of the car.” He is also accused of hitting and kicking the driver, causing abrasions on his nose and face as well as breaking his lower tooth, according to the arrest warrant, according to the arrest warrant.

The incident took place on Aug. 19, 2011, on Anvil Block Road near a BP gas station in Ellenwood.

In another incident, on July 6, 2011, on Waldrop Drive in Forest Park, Young and an accomplice are accused of pulling a victim from her car and holding her down on the ground, kicking and hitting the victim not allowing her to get up. They tried to take keys to her 2001 Ford Expedition from her, but were unable. Then they began hitting and kicking her, according to the arrest warrant.

Young and his accomplice are accused of taking two cell phones from the victim, according to the warrant.