Suspect captured

Published 6:17 pm Monday, November 19, 2012

The search for the third suspect believed to have been a part of two recent robberies ended Friday when Prince Jarvis James turned himself in to authorities.

According to information from the Selma Police Department, James surrendered to authorities around 4 p.m. Friday and was arrested. He has since been charged with two counts of first-degree robbery; one of which stems from the Oct. 27 robbery of Maxway and the recent armed robbery of Church’s Chicken.

Bond for James was set at $2 million and he was placed in the Dallas County Jail. The first-degree robbery charge is a Class A felony in Alabama and is punishable with 10 to 99 years in the state prison.

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The other suspects connected to the robberies include Willie Lowe, 27, and Corey James, 21, and brother of Prince James, who are currently in custody, charged with robbery and held under a $2 miillion bond.

Lowe, who was reportedly on federal probation at the time of the robberies and his arrest, was charged and — at the request of his federal probation officer in Mobile — was transported to a federal holding facility in Uniontown.

The two were arrested after authorities received a Crimestoppers tip, connecting the pair to the robberies.

Selma Chief of Police William T. Riley said the Crimestoppers tip proved invaluable in the initial arrests of the first two suspects.

“None of this would have been possible without the tip … and the great communication with the Sheriff’s Department,” Riley said.