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Police arrest teen, identify one other suspect in May armed robbery

 

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A teenager accused in an armed robbery in May has turned himself in to Columbus Police Department. 

 

Vershawn Orlando Williams, 17, of 151 Providence Place, was arrested Wednesday after investigators identified him as a suspect in an armed robbery of three women in north Columbus on May 13, according to a press release from CPD.  

 

Assistant Police Chief Fred Shelton formerly told The Dispatch two suspects stole a cell phone and some cash from three women who drove them to a house in the area of 14th Street North. After letting the suspects out at the home, one of the suspects robbed them at gunpoint. Nearby surveillance footage caught images of the suspects, one of whom appears to be holding an assault rife, according to the press release. 

 

Investigators identified Williams as the suspect with the rifle and a warrant was issued for his arrest. 

 

Authorities identified the other suspect as 31-year-old Antonio Cortez Roland, of 1701 Bell Ave. Roland is not in custody and authorities are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to call CPD at 244-3500 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151. 

 

Williams was released from Lowndes County Adult Detention Center on $25,000 bond Thursday.

 

 

 

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