Troy Police arrest five Saturday

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Troy Police Officers responded to two burglaries over the weekend and arrested five, three of whom were juveniles, according to Lt. Bryan Weed.

Robert Lee Jones, 24, Tuskegee, and Cherod Martez Peebles, 23, Union Springs, were arrested Saturday at approximately 10 a.m. in the 600 block of Henderson Drive. Weed said a Troy officer was responding to a previous burglary call when he saw a courtesy officer chasing after three individuals.

“While the officer was there finishing his report, he witnessed three black males fleeing the vicinity,” Weed said. “They were being pursued by the courtesy officer for the complex. The officer responded to the situation and helped the courtesy officer take one subject in custody.”

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“Jones was in possession of a silver handgun. The two officers wound up finding a second suspect who had ran into a building in the complex.”

According to Weed the situation occurred after the three individuals had gone to an acquaintance’s apartment.

“While there they assaulted the victim and demanded items,” Weed said. “When they fled the apartment they were observed by the courtesy officer which in turn led him to pursue them, and then the other officer witness it and became involved.”

Both suspects have both been charged with robbery first degree with bonds set for $50,000 each.

Weed said a third suspect was still at large.

Officers also responded to a call Saturday at Hillside Mobile Home Park at approximately 4:05 p.m. where three juveniles were arrested and charged with burglary third degree.

“Officers at the scene made contact with the three juveniles located inside the residence, and they were given verbal commands to come out, which they did.”

Weed said the three were taken into custody after exiting the residence and transported to the Troy Police station where petitions were signed for charges of burglary third.

Weed said the juveniles ranged in ages from 14 to 17.