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SPD arrests three in gas station robbery


Rosalynn Sophia Deloach

Rosalynn Sophia Deloach


Jamel Hakeem Ford

Jamel Hakeem Ford


Jahajawon Desean Christian

Jahajawon Desean Christian



Carl Smith



In three days, Starkville Police Department arrested three suspects connected with the Aug. 8 robbery of the Sprint Mart on Academy Road. 101 Academy Road 


Rosalynn Sophia Deloach, 21, of 110 Lincoln Green Apartment 207, was arrested Wednesday after a search warrant served for her residence yielded key evidence from the robbery, according to SPD.  


She was charged with armed robbery and manufacturing marijuana. Her bond was set at $105,000 in Starkville Municipal Court on Thursday. 


Also on Thursday, SPD arrested Jamel Hakeem Ford, 22, of 110 Lincoln Green Apartment 220, on armed robbery charges. One day later, SPD arrested Jahajawon Desean Christian, 19, of 1017 Gibson St., Albermarle, N.C., and charged him with arm robbery. 


Both Ford's and Christian's bonds were set at $50,000.  


All three were in custody at the Clay County Jail as of Friday afternoon.  


On Aug. 8, three mask-wearing, weapon-wielding suspects entered the gas station about 3:30 a.m. and demanded money, cigarettes and cigarillos from a store clerk while another employee was held at gunpoint on the floor. 


Surveillance video showed suspects enter the gas station and throw a clerk to the floor while a second suspect robbed the employee behind the counter. A third suspect entered the Sprint Mart and maintained a lookout post at the door. 


SPD described the first suspect as a black male who was wearing what appeared to be a balaclava and sunglasses. The second suspect, a previous SPD release stated, was a black female who was wearing a mask known from the "Scream" movie series.


Carl Smith covers Starkville and Oktibbeha County for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter @StarkDispatch



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