Arrest made in robbery

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Eupora police have charged a young woman in connection with last week’s armed robbery of a downtown business.

The crime occurred Oct. 16 at Pear Tree Corner, which is on the northwest corner of West Roane Avenue and North Dunn. Owner Joyce Hendrix called 911 about 11:30 a.m. to report the robbery.

Hendrix, according to Police Chief Gregg Hunter, said a black female entered the store, produced a kitchen knife and demanded that she give her all of her money. Hendrix complied and was not hurt, he said, and the robber took an estimated $2,600 before fleeing in a car. Hunter said Hendrix also reported that the woman claimed and appeared to be pregnant.

One person has been charged in connection with the robbery as a result of the investigation ongoing since that time. Hunter said Kaneshia K. Mays was arrested Oct. 18 and charged with armed robbery. Mays, 21, of Mathiston was released on $25,000 bond and was to have an initial appearance Tuesday afternoon in Municipal Court.

None of the money that was stolen had been recovered as of Tuesday, said Hunter. The matter remains under investigation and he said other arrests are possible. Anyone with additional information about the robbery is asked to call the Eupora Police Department at 258-4121.

Hunter said the Mississippi Highway Patrol was notified after the robbery, and that the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation came in and assisted. Others agencies assisting in the case have included the Webster County and Montgomery County sheriff’s departments, and the Winona and Mathiston police departments.

WCSD Makes Drug Arrest In an unrelated case, the Webster County Sheriff’s Department made a felony drug arrest earlier this week.

Ronnie Triplett, 38, was arrested for sale of cocaine after the WCSD, along with Eupora Police Department, served a warrant at 182 W. Clark St. on Sunday.

Kella Bean, 29, was also arrested at the residence for tampering with evidence, according to the sheriff’s office.

Jail records show that Triplett was served a warrant from the Department of Human Services.