Daniel Palmier , who is the 18-year-old son of former NFL and University of Alabama star Daniel Palmier , and 18-year-old Ardarrius Speigner are charged in connection with the Aug. 2 robberies of stores on Valleydale Road and on U.S. 280, Bostick said. Speigner faces a third count of first-degree robbery in connection with a holdup at a third store, Bostick said.
Palmier was taken into custody on Aug. 8. He has a preliminary hearing set for Nov. 8. Speigner was booked on Aug. 10.
Palmier's lawyer, Gregory Cox, said Palmier is being charged as an adult, and that total bond is set at $50,000. Palmier will likely apply for youthful offender status at his preliminary hearing, Cox said.
Efforts to reach members of Palmier's family were unsuccessful. Cox said he could not comment further.
The 5-foot-7, 160-pound running back is listed as a potential college prospect in the Class of 2008 and has received recruiting interest in the past from Alabama, Auburn and Clemson, according to Scout.com.
Palmier was a star during his junior season at Chelsea when he rushed for 1,780 yards and 26 touchdowns in only nine games. He was suspended by Chelsea coach Wade Waldrop last November for the final game of the regular season and a first-round playoff loss to J.O. Johnson after violating an unspecified team rule.
Waldrop confirmed in late July that Palmier was ineligible to play this season and that Palmer later withdrew from Chelsea.