On 08-07-2013 at round 5:30 p.m. officers were called to the Palmetto area of a possible armed robbery. Upon arrival officers talked with an individual that stated he had given and individual a ride in his car and a w/suspect pulled a knife on him and stole his car. At around 6:00 p.m. the vehicle was located in Pontotoc County and was involved in an accident. The suspect was transported to Pontotoc SO and detained there. Investigators identified the suspect as one of interest in the armed robbery. The suspect was transported to Lee County Sheriff Office and questioned and positively identified as the suspect who had robbed the victim and taken his vehicle.
Billy J Staten, 34 yrs old, Pontotoc
Charge: Armed Robbery