An investigation into the reported robbery of an individual Friday resulted in the arrest of two men over the weekend who were both identified by the alleged victim.
Larry Lee Jr., 18, turned himself in Saturday and Rickey Clements, 18, was arrested Sunday after a traffic stop, Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said during a court hearing Monday for Lee and Clements.
According to a probable cause affidavit from Detective Jacqueline Stevenson, the alleged victim met them at the Bank of Star City branch on Camden Road at 6:05 p.m. and told police he had arranged to meet one of the men at Saracen Landing to “smoke some weed.”
Pugh said when he reached Saracen Landing, he and the men, whom he knew as “Tae” and “Bam” decided there were too many police officers present and so he and the men went to Hudson Park on East Sixth Avenue.
According to the affidavit, when the men reached the park, they pulled guns on the alleged victim and demanded money, then patted him down when they found no cash in his wallet.
The alleged victim said he told the men he had just deposited his check in the bank and they made him drive to the Bank of Star City branch where he tried to use his debit card to get cash, but was unsuccessful because the account showed insufficient funds.
Pugh said one of the men hit the alleged victim in the head and accused him of putting the bank card in wrong, and allegedly told the victim that they were going to keep him with them in a hotel until he could get money out of his account.
Stevenson said in the affidavit the alleged victim jumped out of the car in traffic because he “didn’t think he would live through the weekend.”
Lee was identified as “Bam” and Clements as “Tae,” according to the affidavit from Stevenson.
When he was questioned, Lee allegedly said he was not there and had no knowledge of the alleged robbery and Clements refused to make a statement.
Pugh said Lee has pending charges of aggravated assault and theft by receiving and is currently out on bond, while Clements has no pending charges or prior convictions.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 cash-only bond for Lee after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with aggravated robbery, kidnapping and theft of property.
Bond for Clements was set at $10,000 secured. Both men were ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.
According to the intake log at the adult detention center, Clements had also been booked in on drug-related charges, but Bridgforth struck those charges because there was no mention of drugs or drug paraphernalia in Stevenson’s affidavit.