Armed Robbery Arrest in Ridgeland

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Earlier this week, a 23-year-old man was arrested for armed robbery and car burglary in Ridgeland. According to WJTV News Channel 12, Simeon Maurice Herrod was denied bond after his arrest and subsequent charges. He has been charged in connection with two car burglaries that too place in the Canterbury subdivision, off of Richardson Road on August, 8, 2015. He’s also been charged in connection with an armed robbery at the Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt on Lake Harbor Drive.

Armed Robbery and Auto Burglaries
Although very few details have been released, we do know he was taken into custody and charged with multiple crimes ranging from traffic offenses to a robbery that took place in December of 2014. We haven’t heard the specifics on how the arrest went down, but we do know that he was reportedly arrested after license plate information was given to law enforcement officials.

Robbery Versus Burglary

While some people might be confused when thinking about robbery versus burglary, they are two separate crimes. First of all, robbery usually involves the taking of another person’s property, while that person is present. Burglary typically involves theft of items when nobody is present. In many cases, robbery also involves threats or the use of force. Cases of robbery don’t always involve weapons, but when they do, they’re considered ‘armed robbery.’

Armed Robbery Elements
• Theft of another person’s property in the presence of that person.
• Actually or threatened force against that person for their property.
• Attempting to incite fear in that person.

Elements of a Burglary

• Unlawfully breaking into another person’s property.
• Actual theft or intent to commit theft or another type of crime.

After an Armed Robbery or Burglary Arrest in Jackson

After any type of arrest, it’s a good idea to call a lawyer. If you’re facing charges involving a firearm, you could be facing an extensive prison sentence, if convicted. The sooner you talk to a lawyer, the better.

If you or somebody you love has been arrested and charged with armed robbery or burglary in or around the Jackson Metro Area, contact the skilled lawyers at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (601) 948-1600 for an immediate case consultation today.

Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

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