815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
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Five People Arrested in Two Separate Department Store Robberies


Huntsville, Alabama (January 13, 2008) At 12 noon Saturday, two suspects were stopped by store security for shoplifting at Targetís located at 6275 University Drive. Spokesman Wendell Johnson said both suspects began to fight with security and escaped in a yellow Lancer. West Huntsville Police Officers attempted to stop the vehicle on Sparkman Drive when the driver lost control and struck a sign trying to drive into the Mars apartments. Both occupants fled on foot and were arrested by Police and booked into the Madison County Metro jail. Johnson said Joshua Ray Weaver, age 22 of 1254 Hobbs Island Road and Asa Cody Whisenant, age 25,  5183 Diamond Circle were both charged with Robbery 2nd degree.


Weaver Whisenant

A second robbery took place about 8:00 p.m. at Sears located at 5901 University Drive. Spokesman Wendell Johnson said three people allegedly stole items of jewelry when store security attempted to stop them. Huntsville Police arrived as the suspects were fighting with security personnel trying to escape. The following three suspects were arrested and booked into the Madison County Metro jail on Robbery 2nd degree.


Lisa Lynnette Chadwick, age 37, of 115 Jackie Street, Albertville, Al; Joshua David Lacey, age 28, of 1100 Marvin Pearce Road, Boaz, Al; and thirty-six-year old Melia Paige Lacey of 1100 Marvin Pearce Road, Boaz, Alabama.