FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Superior Court returned guilty verdicts Wednesday on a Lawrenceville man who was accused of multiple counts of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and armed robbery.

The court sentenced Kaleem Ariff Tariq-Madyun two life sentences and 170 years in prison.

Tariq-Madyun conducted an armed robbed at the McDonald’s on Keith Bridge Road around 5 a.m. on Oct. 13, 2018, according to a Facebook post from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

“Restaurant employees reported being forced into a refrigerated area by an armed suspect who took an undisclosed amount of money,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

“The employees fled out of the back of the building and contacted deputies.”

Tariq-Maydun fled the scene, according to the Forsyth Sheriff’s Office.

Later that evening, detectives located Tariq-Madyun in Lawrenceville. The Gwinnett County Police Department, their S.W.A.T. team and Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office detectives took Tariq-Madyun into custody.

Almost a year later, Superior Court Judge David Dickinson sentenced Tariq-Madyun to two life sentences for two counts of armed robbery, five 20-year sentences for seven counts of aggravated assault, and seven 10-year sentences for seven counts of false imprisonment.

District Attorney Penny Penn told 11Alive the sentence was appropriate considering Tariq-Madyun's past criminal history and the facts of the case.

"This case involved seven employees of a local restaurant that he held at gunpoint," Penny said. "Two of them testified at trial that they thought they were going to die."

Tariq-Madyun will be eligible for parole in 30 years.

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