Alleged AT&T phone mugger arrested
he Hampton man who robbed a customer at the AT&T store in Fayetteville on Sept. 25 is in custody. He initially eluded attempts to capture him but was subsequently apprehended by the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force.
Marquis Raphiel Jackson, 20, was charged with robbery by sudden snatching and felony obstruction, according to Fayetteville Det. Mike Whitlow.
Also arrested in connection with the incident were Asheley Moses, 20, of Jonesboro, for party to a crime of robbery and misdemeanor theft by receiving; Gavin Hussey, 20, of Jonesboro, for party to a crime of robbery; Morgan Green, 20, of Hampton, for party to a crime of robbery; and Cassius Williams, 19, of Hampton, for misdemeanor theft by receiving, Whitlow said.
Whitlow said Jackson robbed a 57-year-old female customer outside the AT&T store at the Fayette Pavilion as she was entering her vehicle. Jackson opened her passenger door and snatched a bag containing an Apple iPhone she had just purchased, Whitlow said.
“The suspect then fled in a red Dodge Grand Caravan accompanied by at least two other suspects. Several witnesses were present and one was able to provide a license plate number,” said Whitlow. “Fayetteville police officers and Fayette County deputies flooded the area and the vehicle was located in the parking lot of the Home Depot.”
Whitlow said Fayetteville detectives located a second vehicle a short time later and arrested two suspects who had aided in the crime.
“One of the suspects provided information which identified the robber as Jackson, who had fled on foot. Jackson was spotted a short time later on Roberts Road in Fayette County, north of the Pavilion, and a brief foot chase ensued with Jackson fleeing into an extremely wooded area,” said Whitlow.
Officers and deputies searched the wooded area into the night and early morning hours, Whitlow said, adding that Jackson was spotted several more times but eluded capture.
Jackson’s information was turned over to the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force which tracked, located and arrested Jackson, said Whitlow.
Whitlow said Fayetteville detectives have also charged Marqis Jackson’s mother, 40-year-old Patricia Jackson, of Hampton, with misdemeanor obstruction.