Multiple Armed Robberies

The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office yesterday served charges on a Greenville County man for an alleged Armed Robbery and Kidnapping in Gray Court last December. 22-year-old Aarturo Mendez Gomez of Unit 6 at 151 Baker Circle, Marietta was charged with three counts of Kidnapping plus additional charges of Armed Robbery and Use of a Weapon during Commission of a Violent Crime. Lt. Bryant Cheek states that on December 7, 2013 Aarturo Mendez Gomez unlawfully seized, confined, kidnapped or abducted three victims from a location on Main Street in Gray Court. Gomez also allegedly took $5,300 from a victim at that location while armed with a handgun. Lt. Cheek states that the defendant displayed what appeared to be a firearm during commission of the violent crime on Main Street, Gray Court December 7th. Aauturo Mendez Gomez was held in the Johnson Detention Center overnight, pending a bond hearing this morning.