Fifth teen arrested for robbery

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 30, 2009

NATCHEZ — A fifth teen has been arrested in connection with multiple armed robberies and burglaries in Natchez over the past two months.

Cody Carradine, 17, 228 School St., Ocean Springs, was arrested Wednesday by the Natchez Police Department.

Chief Mike Mullins said Carradine was put on a bus in Ocean Springs by relatives and was arrested at the bus station in Natchez.

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He has been charged with armed robbery in connection with the robbery of a Pizza Hut deliveryman on Dec. 27.

The victim was reportedly making a delivery on Fifth Street when he was approached by four armed males demanding money.

Three pizzas and $20 in cash were given to the suspects by the deliveryman.

Four other teenagers have already been arrested for their suspected involvement with other robberies and burglaries.

Jovanti D. Barnes, 16, 2-A Garden St., and Carlton Johntrell Hoggatt, 18, 225 School St. Ocean Springs, were both charged with robbery with a deadly weapon in connection to a robbery at The Talk of the Town earlier this month.

They were later charged with armed robbery for their suspected involvement in the Pizza Hut incident.

Jamara Carradine, 17, 204 Dumas Drive, and Gerald Davis, 15, were arrested Jan. 15 in connection with the armed robberies.

One remaining teen suspect has not yet been apprehended — Jumar Jackson, 16, 5 Tyler Court.

Jackson is wanted for allegedly punching a man in the throat before taking his money.

Police officials believe Jackson is currently out of the state.