3 charged with Wallsboro robberies, 1 soughtPublished 4:09pm Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Three men are in jail and a fourth is being sought in connection with the two home-invasion robberies in the Wallsboro community in the past week.
Denzal Lamar Lewis, 21, of Titus; Debuoys Marks Bozeman of Wetumpka, 20; and Ikevius Cordelle Summerlin, 20, of Prattville are facing charges of first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary after being arrested Tuesday night.
A fourth suspect, 16-year-old Maurise Wilkes of Deatsville, is still at large and will be charged with one count of first-degree robbery and one count of first-degree burglary, according to Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin Wednesday afternoon.
The four men allegedly decided to take items from homes to pawn them so they would have enough money to bail a female friend out of the Elmore County Jail, Franklin said.
“The three guys we have in jail now all confessed to their involvement in the robberies,” Franklin said.
“Mr. Wilkes is out of the state, but he has been made aware we are looking for him and we are hopeful he will turn himself in.”
Meanwhile, Wilkes’ mother, Ketisha Wilkes, 31, was booked into the Elmore County Jail after being charged with hindering prosecution. She is being held in the Elmore County Jail on a $6,000 bond.
One other woman, Brittany Richardson, 20, of Wetumpka was arrested and charged with obstruction of governmental operations after giving false information to law enforcement about the four men.
Another woman, Genny Barefoot, 22, of Wallsboro will also be charged with obstruction of governmental operations, according to Franklin.
In the first robbery on March 20, the robbers took two video game consoles and a laptop.
In Monday’s robbery, the men took various firearms and then took the victim’s 2004 Cadillac.
Franklin said the vehicle was found in the back parking lot of the doctors’ offices at Elmore Community Hospital in Wetumpka.
The male victim of the residence near Williams Road was pistol whipped by one of the suspects when he reached for their weapon after they rushed their way into the house.
Franklin said Bozeman used a plastic toy gun, which resembled an AR15 rifle, during one of the robberies.
Lewis and Summerlin have been charged in both robberies and are being held in the Elmore County Jail on a $300,000 cash bond.
Bozeman has been charged in one of the robberies and is being held in the jail on a $100,000 cash bond.