Teen arrested, charged in Jasper robbery
by James Phillips
Dec 06, 2012 | 5364 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Jasper teenager was arrested Tuesday night in connection with an armed robbery that took place at a home on 3rd Avenue. Jasper Police Chief Connie Cooner Rowe said a 17-year-old black male has been charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary. The name of the suspect is being withheld because he is a minor.

The suspect reportedly knocked on the door of a home on the 1200 block of 3rd Avenue South around 6 p.m. When the home’s occupant answered the door, Rowe said the teenager allegedly brandished a handgun and asked for money. Rowe said the suspect took $160 and a cell phone and fled the scene on foot.

Jasper police responded to the residence. A short time later, police noticed an individual matching the description of the suspect walking near the Walker County Courthouse, where the teen was taken into custody. He was transported to the Jasper Police Department.

Rowe said the quick response of Jasper officers was a determining factor in the quick arrest.

“The officers who responded to this incident did an outstanding job,” she said.

Rowe said the suspect could be charged as an adult, but that would be determined by the Walker County District Attorney’s Office.