Thursday, April 14, 2011
Restaurant, service station robbed at gunpoint
Two young black males with guns held the clerk at a restaurant on Highway 7 South at gunpoint and demanded cash from the register and safe Saturday around 10 p.m, according to chief Robert Pearson.
There were no customers in the Holly Springs restaurant at the time, he said.
Monday night between 10 and 10:30, a service station on Highway 7 North was robbed at gunpoint, Pearson said. The suspect is a black male who was wearing a dark ski mask and black clothing, he said. The suspect took the cash from the register and left the store.
These two armed robberies are under investigation. Anyone with any information that could help solve these two armed robberies is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-729-2169 or the police department at 662-252-2122. Callers may remain anonymous.
A single vehicle accident claimed the life of Mario A. Lumpkin, 31, of 440 Coopwood Drive, Holly Springs, Sunday afternoon between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. the chief said. The vehicle left Highway 178 just west of Anderson Chapel CME Church in the westbound lane, became airborne and flipped one or more times, Pearson said. Lumpkin was driving a 1999 Camero convertible at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the car, he said.
Coroner James Richard Anderson said Lumpkin was ejected from the vehicle and was found about 15 yards away from the car on the embankment. The Camaro came to rest upside down in the westbound lane, he said.
In other police matters, officers responded to 96 calls last week. They included 10 disturbances; four assaults; six alarms; five accidents; two larcenies; two burglaries; four auto burglaries; one robbery; two medical assists, four domestic calls; two funerals; two 911 hang-ups; and 52 miscellaneous calls.
Officers took the following reports:
Monday, April 4
• burglary in the 200 block of West Valley Street.
• sexual battery of a vulnerable adult in the 500 block of Hudsonville Road.
• phone harassment in the 800 block of Rising Star Road.
• domestic dispute in the 300 block of South Chesterman Street.
• petit larceny in the 200 block of North Memphis Street.
Tuesday, April 5
• aggravated assault in the 200 block of Hudsonville Road.
• petit larceny in the 800 block of Rising Star Road.
• auto burglary in the 200 block of Shelby Drive.
• medical assist in the 300 block of MLK Drive.
Wednesday, April 6
• residential burglary in the 200 block of Shelby Drive.
• attempted burglary in the 700 block of Highway 7 North.
• a threat in the area of J.M. Ash and Craft Street.
• disorderly conduct in the 100 block of North Walthall Street. Two juveniles were arrested then released to parents.
• malicious mischief in the 600 block of Highway 4 East.
Thursday, April 7
• felony fleeing arrest in the 600 block of Highway 7 South.
• phone harassment in the 600 block of Craft Street.
• petit larceny in the 200 block of MLK Drive.
• domestic violence/simple assault in the 200 block of MLK Drive.
Friday, April 8
• auto burglary in the 600 block of Salem Avenue.
• auto burglary in the 800 block of Salem Avenue.
• credit card fraud in the 100 block of Randall Drive.
• phone harassment in the 300 block of West Street.
Saturday, April 9
• grand larceny in the 200 block of Roberts Avenue.
• domestic aggravated assault in the 500 block of Stewart Street.
• assault in the 100 block of West Woodward.
• armed robbery in the 100 block of Clarice Drive.
Sunday, April 10
• disturbing the peace in the 600 block of MLK Drive.
• domestic simple assault in the 400 block of Brigance. Charges were filed.
Officers reported these additional activities or citations - disregard for traffic device, 5; no proof of liability insurance, 2; careless driving, 3; DUI First, 1 arrest; contempt, 7 arrests; simple assault, 1 arrest; domestic violence/simple assault, 1 arrest; petit larceny, 1 arrest; possession of marijuana, 1 arrest; and false ID and conspiring to commit a crime, 1 arrest.
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