Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Armed Robbery After Being Recognized by Former High School Classmate in Lineup

The Henry County District Attorney’s Office has reported that a man found guilty of robbing three people at gunpoint, including a former high school classmate, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported that Malachi Frazier, 20, of McDonough, was convicted on June 13 of armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. 

According to Henry district attorney spokeswoman Cheveda McCamy in a news release, on Jan. 13, 2017 Frazier approached three young men who were walking in a wood line between two apartment complexes on Willow Lane and pointed a gun at them. Frazier at that point ordered the three men to the ground, demanded they empty their pockets and left with their wallets and cell phones.

Frazier was arrested by authorities when he was identified from a lineup by one of the victims, an ex-classmate at Eagle’s Landing High School.

“This is a violent man who terrorized these men as they were walking in our community,” District Attorney Darius Pattillo said in a statement. “Under the sentence, the armed robbery conviction requires him to serve every day of the 20 years in prison without early release.”

Officials said Frazier will be placed on probation for five years following his prison stint. 

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