Three face robbery charge

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Three juveniles were the victims of an armed robbery last week, according to reports on file at the Lewisburg Police Department.

On Tuesday, Dec. 30 at about 3:15 p.m., Officer Steve Woodard reported that he heard a radio call about an armed robbery. When he got to the address on Limestone Avenue where the call had come from, the three victims told him that the robbery had happened between Lunn Street and 9th Avenue North, "near the Projects."

"All three victims said they had been walking with the three offenders from the Limestone area," Woodard wrote in his report. "and when they got to the wooded alley that the white male offender pulled a 9 mm. Glock automatic pistol and told the three victims to give up their money and the cell phone."

The first victim lost $80 in cash, and the second one lost his cell phone. The third victim "said he did not have anything to take but the gun was pointed at him also and threatened," according to the report.

The victims said all three offenders took off running and the victims called Darlene Brown of Limestone Avenue to come get them.

"Det. Sgt. Jimmy Oliver came to the scene and took over investigation," concluded Woodard's report.

Det. James Johnson reported to The Tribune that all three suspects were in custody by the end of last week. William McBee, 19, was arrested the day of the robbery, while Demarcus Blackman, 23, and Eric Blackman, 19, were arrested on Friday, Jan. 2.

Johnson told The Tribune that McBee's bond was set at $90,000, and the other two had bonds of $45,000 each. As of Monday afternoon, Corrections Officer Don Lombardi confirmed that all three were still in the Marshall County Jail.