Two charged in Wednesday armed robbery





By JB Clark

Daily Journal

TUPELO – Two Tupelo men were arraigned on armed robbery charges stemming from a Thursday afternoon incident.

Travis N. Key, 30, and Leroy Geter, 28, both of Tupelo, had their bonds set at $100,000 each in the Lee County Justice Court Friday afternoon.

They were both arrested Thursday afternoon shortly after the alleged robbery.

Tupelo Det. Scott Floyd said the incident began at a restaurant near the Sprint Mart on Eason Boulevard and then carried over into the Sprint Mart when the victim attempted to flee.

The two men fled the scene and were later apprehended near Crosstown.

Floyd said Geter has previous felony convictions and was in possession of a firearm at the time of his arrest. He said Key is currently out on bond for controlled substance charges.

Police are currently searching for a third suspect aren’t currently releasing a description.

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