Written by Keith Blackmar, Public Information Officer, WCSO Thursday, 16 August 2012 14:54
Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office detectives have made two arrests in connection with an Aug. 14 armed robbery following an attempted marijuana sale that went bad, according to Sheriff Donnie Crum.
Gary Angelo Simmons, Jr., 22, of Crawfordville was charged with robbery with a firearm and grand theft. Lyntonio Ivan Bowdry, 19, of Crawfordville was charged with robbery with a firearm.
An 18-year-old Crawfordville victim originally reported the case as a residential burglary, but later admitted to investigators that he lost the firearm, currency and personal property during the armed robbery incident which involved the sale of marijuana.
The victim met the suspects in the Bethel section of Crawfordville at which time Simmons pointed a handgun at the victim and a second suspect grabbed the victim’s gun and backpack. Simmons allegedly pointed a gun to the head of the victim and threatened to kill him. Simmons and the second suspect ran to Bowdry’s vehicle and left the scene.
The victim followed Bowdry’s vehicle back to Crawfordville where the two vehicles stopped on Wakulla Arran Road and Simmons pointed a firearm at the victim again. The victim stopped following the suspects for fear of being killed and reported the theft of 17 grams of marijuana, $205, his driver license and a .32 caliber semi-automatic handgun.
On Aug. 15, detectives interviewed Bowdry and charged him with one count of robbery with a firearm for his involvement in the case.
A search warrant was served at the home of Simmons on Aug. 15 and detectives located a plastic bag containing 10 grams of marijuana and two separate pistols used in the crime. Simmons and Bowdry were transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident.
An additional arrest warrant has been requested for the third suspect in the case. He will be charged with armed robbery with a firearm and grand theft. A second search warrant was served Aug. 15 at his home where items linking him to the crime were also found. Detectives are in the process of locating the final suspect.
Simmons is being held in the Wakulla County Jail with no bond. Bowdry’s bond information is incomplete.
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