Police have arrested a Hephzibah man and teenager who they say robbed an Augusta restaurant and shot an employee in the leg Sunday.
Fredrick Jamal Bolden, 23, of Prescott Place, and Deandre Malik Scott, 15, of Windsor Spring Road, face charges of felony armed robbery, according to Richmond County jail records. Bolden faces additional felony charges of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
About 7:50 p.m. Sunday, two armed men entered the KFC restaurant at 2029 Windsor Spring Road and demanded money from the cash register, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
Witnesses told police that one of the men fired a shot before leaping over the counter and approaching the drive-through window.
The man approached an employee and demanded money. When the employee refused, the gunman shot him once in the left knee.
The two fled with cash and were last seen running toward a nearby McDonald’s parking lot. Bolden was detained about an hour later trying to enter a car in the parking lot.
The KFC employee was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center to receive treatment for injuries that weren’t life-threatening.