Thursday, November 17, 2011
Officers catch robbery suspects
By SUE WATSON
Holly Springs police and Marshall County sheriff’s deputies apprehended three of four armed robbery suspects who allegedly held up a tire business on Neely Avenue November 8, according to chief John Norman.
He said the first call to 911 enabled one officer to arrive at the scene and get a description of the vehicle the suspects were driving. Shortly thereafter a second officer arrived and a BOLO (be on the look out) was sent out over the radio.
Meanwhile, Sgt. Elijah Wilson was driving in the Higdon Road area on his way to Rolfing Road when he saw a car matching the description and turned in pursuit on Jennifer Road and called for assistance. At the same time, a deputy was patrolling behind Wilson by several minutes, heard Wilson’s request for backup and turned on Jennifer Road, blocking the road.
The suspects’ vehicle came to a stop and one suspect fled into the woods, Norman said.
Three suspects were arrested and charged with armed robbery, according to the chief. They are Kedrin K. Ambrose, 31, of the 900 block of Kimbrough Chapel Road; Marcus Crane, 30, of the 100 block of West Woodward Avenue; and Devon Bady, 19, of the 100 block of West Woodward Avenue. The three appeared in municipal court and bond was set.
A fourth suspect who fled on foot from the car is still at large, Norman said.
Two other felony arrests were made last week, one on an outstanding warrant for robbery charges and the other charged with residential burglary.
Melody Roberts, 35, of the 1200 block of Sandy Bridge, Sarah, was arrested and charged with robbery on an outstanding warrant, Norman said.
Adrian Fitzpatrick, 25, of the 1900 block of Slayden Street, was arrested and charged with residential burglary/contempt, Norman said.
Police officers responded to 97 calls last week.
The calls included – disturbances, 7; funeral assistance, 2; alarms, 13; larcenies, 3; accidents, 11; burglaries, 3; assaults, 1; assists to agencies, 3; domestics, 3; 911 hang-ups, 3; shots fired, 1; robbery, 1; and 46 miscellaneous calls. The dog catcher answered nine calls.
Officers took the following reports:
Monday, Nov. 7
• I.D. theft in the 200 block of Randolph Street.
• phone harassment in the 800 block of West Street.
• grand larceny in the 100 block of Rust Avenue.
Tuesday, Nov. 8
• aggravated assault/robbery in the 600 block of Neely Avenue.
• petit larceny in the 100 block of West Woodward.
Thursday, Nov. 10
• commercial burglary in the 500 block of Highway 178.
• petit larceny in the 400 block of West Sanders Avenue.
Friday, Nov. 11
• commercial burglary in the 600 block of Highway 7 South.
• residential burglary in the 1600 block of Martin Luther King Drive.
Saturday, Nov. 12
• simple assault pointing or aiming a weapon in the 100 block of Rust Avenue.
• petit larceny in the 100 block of North Walthall Street.
Sunday, Nov. 6
• malicious mischief in the 200 block of Rolfing Road.
Officers reported the following citations – speeding, 2; no proof of insurance, 5; disregard for traffic device, 5; seatbelt violation, 1; other violations, 5; open container, 1; and no dog licenses, 3.
Offers made the following misdemeanor arrests - no driver’s licenses, 3; driving while license suspended, 2; contempt, 4; public drunk, 1; disorderly conduct, 2; public drunk/disorderly conduct, 1; disturbing the peace/trespassing, 1; phone harassment, 1; and possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, 2.
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