Thursday, February 28. 2008
Police investigate robbery, make arrests
The Holly Springs Police Department made six arrests for the week ending February 19 and investigated an armed robbery and auto burglary.
Chief Robert Pearson said officers responded to an armed robbery call in the 600 block of Highway 7 North around 8:40 p.m. February 19.
The store attendant stated a black male wearing tan pants, a white shirt and white tennis shoes came into the store demanding money. He wore a wave cap covering his face and some type of skull cap and appeared to have a gun tucked in his waist band, Pearson said.
The investigation is ongoing with police asking anyone with information to call the department at 662-252-2122.
Officers arrested Robert “Q.T.” Leasure, 64, of Holly Springs, last week after responding to a disturbance in the 100 block of Memphis Street, according to the police chief. Leasure was charged with aggravated assault.
On Friday, Pearson said officers arrested Beverly Harris, 30, of Holly Springs on an outstanding warrant charging uttering forgery.
Ronnie LaShawn Boyd, 19, of Holly Springs, was arrested and charged with six counts of forgery, according to Pearson.
Police arrested Kendrick P. Duncan, 18, of Holly Springs, Saturday, February 23, and charged him with felony possession of marijuana, the chief said.
Two men were arrested Sunday, February 24. Johnny C. Stricklen, 20, of New Albany, and Joel Matthew Chapman, 21, of Blue Mountain, were charged with burglary and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, Pearson said.
Officers investigated an auto burglary report in the 200 block of Martin Luther King Drive. The owner stated she parked her white, 2006 Nissan Sentra around mid-night and when she returned she found the back window on the driver’s side was broken out.
Officers also responded to the following activities for the week, including: driving while license suspended (2); no driver’s license/expired license (1); no proof of insurance (1); DUI (1); simple assault by threat (1); simple assault (1); malicious mischief (1); petit larceny (1); shoplifting (1); possession of a controlled substance (1).
Anyone having information regarding any crime committed in Holly Springs/Marshall area, is asked to contact the Holly Springs Police Department at 662-252-2122 or Crime Stoppers at 800-729-2169. Callers are not required to give their name and may be entitled to a reward of up to $1,000.
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