Bond set for man accused of robbing, shooting fruit vendor

Kevin Drummond (Source: Covington County Sheriff's Dept.)
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COVINGTON COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Bond has been set for the man accused of robbing and shooting a roadside fruit vendor in Covington County over the weekend.

Kevin Drummond’s bond was set at $125,000 Tuesday during his initial court appearance. Drummond, 44, is charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

Investigator Tony Puckett, with the Covington County Sheriff’s Office, said Drummond targeted the 70-year-old victim as he was selling watermelon and other fruits on the side of U.S. Highway 49 Saturday.

Deputies said Drummond approached the man and asked for change for a $100 bill. When the man turned his back to get change, Drummond tried to rob him, Puckett said.

According to investigators, the victim tried to fight Drummond off, but Drummond pulled out a gun and shot the fruit vendor in his left hip. He then drove away from the crime scene with $250 in stolen cash and the victim’s cell phone, Puckett said

The man who was shot is now at home recovering from his injuries.

Drummond turned himself in to the sheriff’s office and was booked into the Covington County Jail Monday afternoon.