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Monday, 25 April 2016 10:09

Man Convicted of Aggravated Robbery

MEMPHIS - April 22, 2016 - A 21-year-old man has been convicted of aggravated robbery in the armed holdup of a Family Dollar Store two years ago in southwest Memphis, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Friday.
Defendant Marcellus Woods is in custody and faces up to 12 years in prison when he is sentenced next month by Criminal Court Judge John Campbell.
Two co-defendants – Demarcio Ross and Jeremy Howard, both 21 - are awaiting trial.
Woods was convicted of the early-morning robbery at the Family Dollar at 5270 S. Third St. on July 29, 2014, as two men dressed in black with white t-shirts covering their faces forced the manager at gunpoint to disable the business alarm.
The gunmen then forced the woman to open the safe, stole approximately $2,000 and ran out the front door.The three defendants were developed as suspects and arrested about two months later.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Leslie Fouche and Olivia Brame.