815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Rex Reynolds                         Wendell Johnson

       Chief of Police               Public Affairs Administrator

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

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503


HPD & Madison County Sheriff’s Department Clear 8 Robberies


Huntsville, Alabama (November 03, 2006) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Department’s West Precinct and the Madison County Sheriff’s Department have cleared at least 8 robberies with the arrests of 4 people. Police spokesman Wendell Johnson said 3 teenagers and a juvenile have been charged with Robbery 1st  Degree. The 4 were charged with the assistance of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, who apprehended them after a convenience store robbery in Meridianville earlier this week. Johnson said the four individuals are juveniles, however 3 are being charged as adults due to the use of a gun when the crimes were committed. Johnson said because the case is ongoing, Investigators did not want to release the locations of the robberies at this time. The following have been charged with Robbery 1st Degree and booked into the Madison County Metro Jail. The 15 year-old is in the D Home


Robert Tyrone Franklin, 17-years-old, of 4402 Judith Lane

Marquise Lamont Hester, 17-years-old of 183 Becky Drive, Meridianville.

Stephen Emery Franklin, 16-years-old, of 4008 Sewall Drive

A 15-year-old juvenile’s name is being withheld.