Armed robbery suspects arraigned; two more suspects still being sought

By Monroe Journal

AMORY – Two suspects have been arraigned and two more are being sought by authorities in an armed robbery incident that took place Saturday evening, July 28, in the Black Cat Bottom Road area in Monroe County.
Katherine Payne, 21, Tupelo, and Anthony Ray Loague, 28, Fulton, were arraigned August 1, 2012, before Justice Court Judge Kevin Crook in Amory and charged with armed robbery. Loague’s bond was set at $100,000; Payne’s bond was set at $75,000.
Two additional suspects are currently being sought. They are Larry “Alex” Christian, 26, Fulton; and Candace Richardson, 21, Nettleton, who may be going by the name “Ashley.” Authorities say they are considered to be armed and dangerous.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call by an individual in the Black Cat Bottom area Saturday evening who claimed he had been lured to the area by two females and then robbed at gunpoint, according to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell.
The man said he was ambushed by Loague and Christian, who are believed to be members of the Simon City Royals, a prison gang that is prominent at Parchman, The man said a cell phone and about $1,000 in cash were taken.
Sheriff Cantrell said law enforcement authorities were actively searching for Christian and Richardson.
Anyone with information concerning their whereabouts is asked to contact the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at 369-2468.

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