Two enter guilty pleas in 2012 armed robbery
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Cartersville Police Department personnel stand out an ambulance on May 19, 2012, after businessman John Lewis was beaten with a handgun during an armed robbery. The two suspects charged in the robbery pleaded guilty Tuesday in Bartow County Superior Court. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News, File
Cartersville Police Department personnel stand out an ambulance on May 19, 2012, after businessman John Lewis was beaten with a handgun during an armed robbery. The two suspects charged in the robbery pleaded guilty Tuesday in Bartow County Superior Court. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News, File
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Two men charged in connection with the armed robbery of a downtown Cartersville business entered guilty pleas Tuesday in Bartow County Superior Court.

Deric Christopher Williams and Raymond “Ray” Anthony Montgomery were charged with numerous charges after The Law Office, located at 11 E. Main St., was robbed May 19, 2012, in the middle of the day.

The two entered the business about 11:30 a.m. wearing masks and took bank bags, leaving the victim, John Lewis, with non-life threatening injuries after being struck with a handgun.

“"The victim was beaten with a handgun; there were no shots fired. The two male subjects took the bank bags from the office, left the office and ran behind it ...,” Cartersville Police Department Capt. Mark Camp said the day of the robbery.

Williams, in a negotiated deal, pled guilty to two counts of aggravated assault, armed robbery, two counts of false imprisonment, three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and theft by receiving stolen property - firearm. He was sentenced to 45 years in prison with 30 years to serve.

Montgomery also entered a guilty plea in a negotiated deal. He pled guilty to two counts of aggravated assault, armed robbery, two counts of false imprisonment, three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and theft by receiving stolen property — firearm, and was sentenced to 45 years in prison with 30 years to serve.