NEWS RELEASE

 

HUNTSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Henry Reyes
Police Chief
(256) 427-7001
Sgt. Mark Roberts
Public Information Officer
(256) 427-7197

 

  

Citizen Awards to Be Presented
 

Huntsville, Alabama (December 3, 2009) Citizens Certificate of Appreciation Awards will be presented tonight at the City Council meeting, to John Corbin Martin  (manager) and Lula Motley (employee), for assisting officers during an Armed Robbery in-progress call.

 

Specifically, on August 7, 2009, a male subject armed with a handgun entered the business at closing and forced the store manager and employee to the rear of the store, and demanded money.  During the incident the store manager was able to tackle the offender and remove the gun from the offender’s hand.  The female employee retrieved the gun and fled to the front of the store where she called 911.  During this altercation the manager sustained deep lacerations to his head.

 

As officers arrived, they were able to take the subject into custody and a violent robbery offender was arrested.  During the investigation it was learned that the handgun used in the incident was stolen.