Tuesday, April 5, 2016, approximately 5:15 pm, Ridgeland PD officers responded to 110 Pine Knoll Drive in reference to an armed robbery of an individual at Bay Meadows Apartments. The victim reported that as she was leaving her apartment, two (2) armed men were waiting on her as she exited the residence. These suspects forced her back into her apartment where she was held at gunpoint for approximately 45 minutes. The suspects stole the victim's car, several electronic devices, and her purse when they left the apartment complex. Officers were able to identify the victim's vehicle and listed it as stolen through the National Crime Information Center.
Ridgeland PD received a call from Hernando Police Department shortly after 9:00 pm on this same date where we were informed the stolen vehicle was recovered by Hernando Police Department. Officers with Hernando PD encountered the vehicle on I-55 and later took the two suspects into custody. The two suspects are identified as:
Romello Wilson Samuel Henry Sutton
19 years of age 17 years of age
Memphis, TN Frayser, TN
Each of these suspects face local charges in Hernando, MS. Upon release from the charges in Hernando, Desoto County, MS, they will be extradited to Ridgeland Police Department to face charges related to this incident. Ridgeland Police Department has secured arrest warrants for both Wilson and Sutton charging them with:
Motor Vehicle Theft
Conspiracy to Commit a Crime
Arrest warrants have been sent to the Desoto County Sheriffs Department with a hold being placed on these two suspects pending their release. The reported stolen vehicle has been impounded in Hernando and investigators are working to recover the stolen merchandise.
Any questions should be directed to John R. Neal, Chief of Police, Ridgeland PD at 601-853-2014.
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