Arrests made in Long John Silvers incident

ALBANY — Damious King, sought in last week’s armed robbery at an East Albany Long John Silvers restaurant, was one of two people with charges logged against him on Monday afternoon in connection to the incident.

King has been charged with party to a crime: aggravated assault; party to a crime: aggravated battery; party to a crime: possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, and probation violation.

Officials with the Albany Police Department report that Ronnie Mathis was also arrested Monday in connection to the incident. He has been charged with obstruction of an officer and giving false statements in writing.

King turned himself in to the APD Monday morning. He had been under suspicion as being one of two assailants who shot a man in the arm Wednesday during a robbery attempt in the parking lot of the East Oglethorpe Boulevard establishment.

Wesley L. Anderson, 41, was also wanted in connection to the aggravated assault and robbery, police officials have said.

During the incident, Giorgi Kartvilish was shot in the arm when he resisted a robbery attempt, a police report stated. Police say two robbers fled the restaurant in an older model Chevrolet S-10 pickup, which was abandoned on the 100 block of Eugene Lane.

Kartvilish was discharged from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital on Friday.

In other developments, an APD spokeswoman said that detectives spent Monday putting up reward posters to assist with generating more tips regarding the Sandtrap Club & Lounge fatal shooting on Aug. 28 that killed DeAndre DeAngelo Williams.


waltspecht 4 years, 1 month ago

Now, whats appropriate for these individuals? Should they get probation? No, the one is already on probation and we see how that affected him. Should they get jail? How about a tent camp, pink clothes and a bologna sandwich three times a day? Now that might tend to discourage some, but not all. Throw in hard labor, and you might get somewhere. Of course that may result in a far stronger individual than the one that went to jail. Somehow we have got to make the prospect of jail bad enough that it is an actual deterrent.


KaosinAlbany 4 years, 1 month ago

I agree with Waltspecht. The justice system needs to think of a humiliating punishment for these repeat offenders in order to break the cycle. What the judicial system is doing now is not working.


Somebody 4 years, 1 month ago

Put them in and 8x8 cell block with 1 toilet. No tv, just sandwiches for meals. Then add hard labor to that. At least that way if they are goingt to jail, they will know it is no luxury suite for them. They'll be bored to death, tired of working for nothing. They may find going out getting a job is not a bad life after all. Then again they may not...some people are just that sorry.


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