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TPD makes robbery, burglary arrests

The Troy Police Department has made arrests in four unrelated burglary and robbery cases connected to crimes dating as far back as July 5, according to information from Chief Anthony Everage.

Police arrested four men on Friday in connection with a robbery that occurred that night at Pike Lanes bowling alley. Their car, a silver Dodge Charger, was stopped by Troy University police. CARE ambulance paramedics picked up the victim at Pike Lanes, who sustained several injuries. The suspects – Kendrick Marquize Stokes, 23, Arthur Lee Stokes, 22, Melvin Jerrell Davis, 22, and Patrick Demoris Adair, 24 – are all from Montgomery, and are charged with stealing a cell phone, cash, and a cordless business phone. The men have been charged with second degree robbery and their bonds are set at $5,000 each. They were transferred to Pike County Jail Saturday.

Troy Police Department spokesman Benny Scarbrough said the department thanks the university police department for help in catching the suspects.

“We appreciate their assistance in that case,” he said.

Also between Friday at 10 p.m. and midnight Saturday, a man entered a home at Allen Mobile Home Park off Henderson Highway, assaulted the owner and demanded money from him at gunpoint. The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash and left. Donnie Ray Harvis, 30, from Troy was arrested at 10:15 a.m. in connection with the crime and is charged with first degree robbery. He was transferred to Pike County Jail the same day, with bond set at $30,000.

On Monday, a man and woman were arrested for receiving two stolen banjos, two mandolins, a bass guitar and a steel guitar, all from a burglary that occurred between Sept. 18 and Sept. 19. “It was a pretty tough hit on [the victim],” Scarbrough said. “They were recovered from a music store in Brundidge.”

James Valentino Ousley, a 30-year-old man, was arrested on one count of receiving stolen property second degree and one count of receiving stolen property first degree, with bond set at $10,000. Deshaylia Jacques Cheatham, a 25-year-old woman from Georgiana, was also arrested on a count of receiving stolen property second degree, with bond set at $5,000.

On Tuesday at 3:30 a.m., a 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with a July 5 burglary at the Grove Apartments. Among the stolen items were two .22-caliber rifles, a Remington 12-gauge shotgun, a Compac desktop tower, a flat screen TV and a Playstation 3 console. The suspect, Zedrick Donterrio Andrews, is from Montgomery and has been transferred to Pike County Jail. He was charged with burglary third degree and bond is set at $2,500.