Second robbery suspect in custody

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 14, 2000

Staff Writer

A second suspect in some robberies reported over the Memorial Day weekend in Troy is behind bars.

Yesterday, Mickey Dewayne Sanders, 24, of Pike Road was taken into custody at approximately 12:30 p.m. in connection with two robberies that were reported to police on May 27.

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The Montgomery County man has been charged with four counts of robbery, first degree, in connection with incidents at the Scottish Inn on U.S. Highway 231 and a home invasion at Park and Elm Streets.

He was taken into custody at the Troy Police Department by detectives without incident, according to information released by Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage.

His bond was set at $50,000 on each count and he was transferred to the Pike County Jail Wednesday afternoon.

Sanders’ arrest follows that of John Wesley Gray Jr., 24, of Montgomery County, who was arrested on May 31 and charged with one count of robbery, first degree, in connection with the motel robbery. He was also charged on June 1 on three counts of robbery, first degree, related to the home invasion.

Gray, who was apprehended by the Troy Police Department with the assistance of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, is also a suspect in an earlier robbery that occurred in Montgomery County. His bond was set at $50,000 on each count.

Those incidents, as well as the reported robbery of Club 29 on U.S. Highway 29 North, were reported on Sunday, May 27, Everage said.

Individuals at a residence located at Park and Elm Streets were reportedly robbed around 9:50 p.m. Victims told police two suspects entered the residence unannounced and robbed them of personal property at gun point.

Another robbery reportedly occurred at approximately 9:10 p.m. May 27 when two suspects entered the motel and attempted to gain entry to the locked office area. One of the suspects was reportedly armed with a pistol and the second suspect attempted to open the office door. Their attempt to enter the office was not successful and they left the scene on foot in an unknown direction.

No property was taken during the commission of the crime.

Another robbery was reported early that morning at Club 29 when at approximately 3:25 a.m., at least two and possibly three suspects entered the business

and allegedly robbed the owner and five patrons. Police advised the suspects were armed with a shotgun and an assault rifle.

Money and liquor was reportedly taken from the business. Personal property and money were also reportedly taken from those in the business during the incident.

No injuries were reported in any of the incidents and detectives are still investigating the cases for the involvement of a third suspect in these crimes.