Thursday, September 27, 2007
Police investigate robberies
Officers of the Holly Springs Police Department responded to an alarm call on Monday, Sept. 17, around 12:36 a.m. in the 500 block of J.M. Ash Drive and found a front glass broken out of a business, according to chief Robert Pearson.
The business had been burglarized and owners were called to the scene. Several types of medications had been taken - OxyContin, Percocet and Percodon.
A robbery call was received in the 100 block of East Van Dorn on Saturday, Sept. 22, around 7:43 p.m., Pearson said.
The victim stated a male subject approached the window of the business with a cup in one hand and a silver gun in the other. The suspect demanded money and told the cashier to put the money in the cup.
The suspect was described as a white male with a goatee and wearing a hat. A white female with blonde hair was also seen. The subjects were driving a red, late-model Ford Taurus with Tennessee license plates.
An auto burglary was reported on Shadow Lane Wednesday, Sept. 19. The owner stated four rims and tires were taken from his 2001, green Cadillac.
Officers made two arrests last week.
Joshua Aaron Chapman, 22, of Ashland, was arrested Tuesday, September 18, on an outstanding warrant charging armed robbery.
Also, arrested Friday, Sept. 21, on felony possession of a controlled substance was Melvin Sledge, 17, of Holly Springs, Pearson said.
Officers reported 13 activities for the week ending September 24 including: driving while license suspended (1); expired/no driver’s license (2); no proof of insurance (2); simple assault (3); domestic violence/simple assault (2); shoplifting (1); trespassing (1); and malicious mischief (1).
Anyone having information regarding any crime committed in the Holly Springs/Marshall County area is asked to call the Holly Springs Police Department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. Officers do not need your name, just your information. Callers may be entitled to a reward of up to $1,000.
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