Friday, May 29, 2015

Officer David Newberry Catches Armed Robbery Suspect

Release date: May 29, 2015 
Incident: Armed Robbery
Date/Time of Incident: May 29, 2015/ approximately 9:30AM
Location: 1249 Russell Pkwy, Smokes 2 Bar and Grill 

Officers responded to the Smokes 2 Bar and Grill at 1249 Russell Parkway around 9:30AM Friday in reference to an Armed Robbery.

An employee was trying to open the business when a black male came up behind her with a gun. The male at some point fired the gun, no one was injured. The suspect then ran across the road and climbed over several fences, before being apprehended by Officer David Newberry on Amber Drive. All of our officers on Squad 1 did a fantastic job tracking the suspect down and arresting him in a timely manner. 

42 year old Leroy Wilson III of Albany, Georgia was arrested in this incident and charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Entering Auto, Criminal Damage and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.