Stallworth arrested in Mr. Waffle shooting

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Police arrested both the suspect and the victim in the weekend shooting at Mr. Waffle on Highway 80.

Tyrone Stallworth turned himself in to police headquarters Wednesday in connection to the shooting that injured one person.

The victim, a 16-year-old male, was arrested the day after being released from the hospital for his alleged involvement in the Broad Street Shootout last May.

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Selma Police Chief Robert Green said Stallworth, 20, was charged with first-degree assault in the shooting of the juvenile on Aug. 6 in the parking lot of Mr. Waffle.

The teen-aged victim reported to police shortly after the incident that as he was exiting his vehicle at the restaurant, he was struck in the back of his head by a bullet.

The victim was transported to Vaughan Regional Medical Center by private vehicle.

Green said Stallworth turned himself in at police headquarters once he realized investigators, lead by Detective Mamie Haile, were closing in on the case.

The juvenile victim was treated for his injury and released from the hospital on Aug. 8. The following afternoon, the young man was arrested and charged with four felony counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle and one count of second-degree assault.

“These charges stem from the May 26 shooting on Broad Street and Water Avenue and the Downtown area,” Green said.

Stallworth’s twin brother Jerron is in the county jail awaiting trial for his alleged involvement in the May downtown area shooting.

The Broad Street shooting involved a pair of cars driving down Broad Street in the middle of the afternoon spraying bullets at each other. One of the bullets from the May shooting entered a window of the Selma Times-Journal.


$20,000 bond was set on each of the shooting into an occupied vehicles charges and another $20,000 bond for the assault charge.

“With this arrest, a total of five individuals have been arrested and charged in connection with the downtown shooting,” Green said.

The Stallworth twins also have another relative, their uncle Theodore Stallworth, in jail with them on charges of stealing $43,000 from a Japanese film crew in March.

“We are rounding up habitual violent criminals,” Green said. “We hope this would be a way to put an end to the crimes being committed.”

Green said he is fed up with the number of violent crimes being committed in Selma and wants to send a message to criminals to either “turn yourself in or leave town.”