Man suspected of armed robbery of pizza arrested

Published 5:24 pm Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A Troy man was arrested and charged Tuesday with the armed robbery of a pizza in April.

Police say Reggie Lee Rumph, 44, approached a pizza delivery driver outside of a residence in the 100 block of West Hodges Street on April 30 and allegedly attempted to take money from the victim.

“There was a struggle over the money and the pizza during which the suspect made reference to a gun,” said Police Chief Randall Barr. “The suspect took the pizza from the delivery driver and the driver left the scene. The driver was not harmed.”

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Barr said Rumph was later identified as the suspect and he was charged with first-degree robbery due to his reported gun threat.

A State Trooper in Bullock County Tuesday stopped Rumph for a traffic violation, at which point Rumph fled into the woods. Troy officers responded to the scene to assist troopers and Bullock County deputies as officers set up a perimeter around the woods where Rumph fled.

Tracking dogs from the Alabama Department of Corrections were called to the scene and traced Rumph to an abandoned trailer, where police were able to take Rumph into custody.

He was transported back to Pike County, where tow other misdemeanor warrants were served for driving with a revoked license and no insurance. He was booked into the Pike County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

First-degree robbery is a Class A Felony punishable by up to life in prison. Rumph also has outstanding warrants in Barber County, Eufaula and Clayton.