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Robbery suspects held


On January 3, 2018, at approximately 9:57 p.m. , the manager of Wards Restaurant in Magee reported to the Magee Police Department via 911 that they had been robbed at gunpoint by a man who had taken an undisclosed amount of cash from the business. The suspect had then fled from the store. 

Magee Police Department officers responded to the scene and arrived within one minute of the reporting call.

 Shortly thereafter, the investigation resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old male (name withheld due to age), Tamara Michelle Middleton, and Leigha Lagwin McCallum.

The 17 year old is charged with armed robbery. Tamara Michelle Middleton is charged with armed robbery, and Leigha Lagwin McCallum is charged with accessory after the fact (armed robbery). 

All subjects had their initial appearance before Judge Eugene Knight on January 5, 2018. 

This case will be presented to the next term of the Simpson County Grand Jury. 

Chief Randy Crawford stated that this case is still under investigation and more arrests are imminent.

Chief Crawford further praised the quick action of the officers and their ability to quickly capture the suspects.