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Cartersville attorney robbed and beaten

CARTERSVILLE, Ga -- Police are trying to figure out why two masked gunmen chose a Cartersville attorney to rob in broad daylight. The suspects stormed the office of attorney John Lewis at 11 East Main Street shortly after 11AM Friday.

Cartersville Police said Lewis was beaten in the head with a pistol by the suspects who made off with two bank bags. "We know the bank bags were taken but we don't know what the true motive was," said Chief Thomas Culpepper.

Police believe Lewis was targeted and may have known the two suspects. He was treated at the scene and transported to Cartersville Medical Center for further treatment. "All things considered, he appears okay," Chief Culpepper said. "He was able to walk to the ambulance but he did take what appeared to be a pretty significant injury to the head."

Attorney Cole Law works has an office down the hall from Lewis. He and his wife Kelly walked in on the robbery. "And I heard a loud commotion, so I went to the door, opened it, and when I did there were a couple of young guys fleeing," Kelly Law said. "They were running pretty fast."

"Kelly came in yelling 'lock all the doors'," her husband said. "I didn't know what was happening so I grabbed my gun out of my desk drawer and ran out into the hallway."

The Law's said the commotion was coming from Lewis' office and the ran to check on him. "When we went back there he was bleeding profusely from the head," Kelly Law said.

Police said the two suspects ran out of the building and jumped into a car, however, the car wouldn't start and they had to run. One suspect, Ray Montgomery, age 22 of Cartersville, was arrested at a business about two blocks from the robbery scene.

The second suspect got away. Police identified him as Derrick Williams, age 22, of Cartersville. Police are asking for the public's help but warn Williams is armed and dangerous.

They're asking anyone with information to call the police department at 770-382-2526.

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