Thursday, September 5, 2013
Armed robbery suspect arrested
By SUE WATSON
Investigators with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department arrested a suspect on armed robbery charges and are seeking suspects in the theft of a race car, trailer and dualie, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
One suspect was arrested Friday following an incident Thursday night around 11:57 in which a man waited to rendezvous with a buyer for some tires he had listed for sale on the Internet.
While the victim waited at Grant’s Thrift Store, he noticed two black males coming out of the darkness. They were wearing hoodies and one displayed a gun and took $40 from the victim, then ran toward Highline Drive, Dickerson said.
The victim called the sheriff’s department and identified one suspect, Dickerson said. Investigators went to Pickens Drive in Byhalia and tried to make contact with the suspect, but were unable to do so.
Investigators returned on Friday to the address and found some property that had been taken at gunpoint from a second victim who was robbed Thursday at 3:12 a.m. at Moore’s Grocery, he said.
Investigators continued to search for the suspect and found him at Moore’s Grocery Friday. He was taken into custody.
Christopher Reed, 18, of the 30 block of Pickens Drive, Byhalia, was arrested and taken to the Marshall County jail where he was charged with two counts of armed robbery with a deadly weapon, the sheriff said.
Bond for Reed was set at $75,000 Tuesday by justice court judge Mae Garrison. Reed remains in jail.
The victim who was robbed at gunpoint at Moore’s Grocery said he was stopped at the grocery on Highway 72 and checking his GPS on his cell phone, when a black male approached him and held him at gunpoint, robbing him of his cell phone and money, Dickerson said.
In a separate incident, the sheriff’s department was called to investigate the theft of a dualie that was pulling a trailer with a race car enclosed inside. The equipment was reported taken from the Dollar General just off Highway 72 Saturday night, Aug. 31. The vehicles were listed as missing on the NCIC. The race car was found Sunday abandoned in a bean field in Benton County. The car had been stripped of its motor and lights, he said.
The dualie and trailer were located in Hardeman County, Tenn., Sunday afternoon, Dickerson said. The trailer was found in woods and the dualie found at a separate location.
Investigators are asking anyone with information that could help identify suspects in the theft of the dualie, trailer and race car, to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169 or the sheriff’s department at 662-252-1311. When calling the sheriff’s department, ask for Investigations. Callers need not give their names when providing tips.
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