Troy teen jailed for

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 3, 1999

robbing resident

By BRIAN BLACKLEY

Troy police arrested a 16-year-old male for attempted first degree robbery in the early morning hours on Halloween.

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At press time Cedrin Farrod Carter was in the Pike County Jail under a $50,000 bond. Troy Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Bennie Scarbrough said under state law, Carter will be tried as an adult for the offense.

Police responded to a call that came in at 4:43 a.m. Sunday when a man said he had been held at gunpoint while a teenager ordered him to "give me everything you’ve got." The man was in the parking lot of his apartment complex on Farmer Street at the time the incident occurred.

The alleged bandit did not get any property from the victim, Scarbrough said.

"In this case, the victim and the suspect had a brief conversation and the suspect apparently fled the scene on foot," Scarbrough said.

The victim said the suspect approached him asking for a light for his cigarette before pulling a gun and ordering him to give over his property.

The victim left the scene and drove to the Troy Police Department office on Brundidge Street and reported the incident, claiming he was robbed at gunpoint by a "black male juvenile," Scarbrough said.

Police officers were dispatched and stopped a suspect whose description matched that given by the victim.

They apprehended the juvenile and searched the area.

Within a few minutes, Scarbrough said, the officers found a handgun nearby.

"According to the report, ‘a firearm was located within 10 yards of where the suspect was standing,’" Scarbrough said.

After returning to the station, Scarbrough said the victim made a positive identification of the suspect.

"This was good work on the part of the officers of the third patrol," Scarbrough said.

Carter is charged with a felony and will be tried as an adult.