Robbery suspects nabbed

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Selma times-journal

It didn’t matter that Morris Mosely went all the way to New York State, Crimestoppers still got him.

Mosely, 29 of Mobile, was arrested in New York in a small town between New York City and Philadelphia on June 2 in connection with the armed robbery of an Orville store.

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Tuesday, representatives of the Dallas County’s Sheriff’s office flew to New York and brought Mosely back to face charges.

Mosely, along with a 16-year-old male from Mobile who was arrested in Mobile, are being charged with Robbery First Degree in the CNC Grocery store robbery on April 22 in Orrville.

The robbery, in which five armed men charged into the store, was captured on the security tape.

WAKA CBS 8 displayed the footage on the air and Crimestoppers focused on the crime as well.

“Tips came in through Crimestoppers. These arrests are a direct result of Crimestoppers,” Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman said.

The program, which began last year, offers rewards for information that leads to arrests in unsolved crimes.

The Crimestoppers crime of the week appears everyday on page A5 of The Times-Journal.

“This is just another way of showing that Crimestoppers is working,” Huffman said. “We receive all the information and we get it to wherever it needs to go.”

Huffman also said that police are looking for a third suspect, 19-year-old Tristan Young of Mobile, in connection with the robbery.

When asked about the men’s connection to the area, Huffman said police believe one or both of the remaining suspects are from Orrville.

Both Mosely and the 16-year-old were given $25,000 bonds.

Huffman said the department will seek to charge the 16-year-old as an adult due to the nature of the crime.