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Three Arrests Made in Crawfordville Armed Robbery Case

By: WCSO Release
By: WCSO Release

Crawfordville, Florida - August 22, 2012

A third suspect was arrested in connection with a Tuesday, Aug. 14 armed robbery in Crawfordville, according to Wakulla County Sheriff Donnie Crum.
The arrest brings the total to three Crawfordville men arrested in connection with a marijuana sale that went bad.

Jacob Heath Kemp, 21, of Crawfordville was arrested and charged with armed robbery with a firearm, grand theft of a firearm and aggravated assault in the case.
Detectives with the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office and members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force were searching for their suspect on Thursday, Aug. 16 after Gary Angelo Simmons, Jr., 22, and Lyntonio Ivan Bowdry, 19, were arrested on Aug. 15.

[Image]Late in the afternoon, law enforcement officials spotted Kemp on the east side of Sam Smith Circle in northeast Wakulla County and chased the suspect on foot for approximately one-half mile before Kemp was apprehended on nearby Field Loop.

The suspect is accused of being involved in the theft of an 18-year-old Crawfordville teenager’s firearm and backpack, an incident that was originally reported as a residential burglary. The victim later admitted to law enforcement that he was actually attempting to sell marijuana to the three suspects.

Two search warrants were executed at Crawfordville locations and detectives discovered a plastic bag containing 10 grams of marijuana and two separate pistols used in the crime.

Simmons, Bowdry and Kemp are all being held in the Wakulla County Jail with no bond.

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Crawfordville, Florida - August 16, 2012

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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