Suspects arrested in S. Williams carjacking

Nba Notes

December 18, 2007

Two suspects were arrested and will be charged with carjacking Atlanta Hawks forward Shelden Williams at gunpoint.

The men have been accused of five armed robberies near Atlanta and are being held at the Douglas County jail, police said yesterday. They are to be charged in Fulton County on Williams' carjacking but first must answer to the charges in Douglas County.

The suspects were identified as Bernard Moss and Darius Mathis, each 18 with an Atlanta address. They appeared in court yesterday.

Williams was approached by two men outside a barber shop Saturday afternoon. One man pulled a gun and demanded the player's car keys, Fulton County Police spokesman Gary Syblis said. Williams was not injured, and he gave officers the license plate number. Police said his car was substantially damaged.

Dougasville Police chief Joe Whisenant said Moss and Mathis were arrested Saturday after their alleged involvement in two armed robberies with shoppers leaving Arbor Place Mall in Douglas County, after the carjacking in Atlanta. The two were spotted when officers identified Williams' stolen car.

Police said the suspects sideswiped about five vehicles, slid into a tree and fled on foot.

Knicks-Pacers -- Stephon Marbury was back for New York's home game last night against Indiana, while Jermaine O'Neal started for the Pacers two days after suffering a mild concussion against the Heat. Marbury missed four straight and five of the previous seven games after the Dec. 2 death of his father, Donald.

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