Teen Charged in Tuesday Robbery

Meridian, Miss.

Meridian police have a local teenager in custody after an armed robbery Tuesday morning.

Detective Dareall Thompson says patrol officers and members of the DART team acted quickly in catching two suspects as they ran away from the scene of an armed robbery. It happened about 11 a.m. near 22nd Street and 8th Avenue.

Officers say the victim was sitting in his vehicle when the two approached him with a gun and robbed him.

18-year old Jemorreo Thomas of Meridian was taken into custody and charged with the crime.

Police say the other suspect was released after it was determined he was not involved in the crime.

Bond for Thomas was not immediately set.