ARREST MADE IN AUCTION ARMED ROBBERY
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 3:18pm
Clarke County CID has made an arrest in the Action Auction armed robbery that occurred January 12, 2018.
Jamarcus Davis, 27, of Quitman was charged today with one count of armed robbery and one count of robbery. Bond has been set at $50,000.
“Our investigators have been working diligently for the last few days trying to develop a suspect and we were able to do so,” said Sheriff Todd Kemp, at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. “A lot of leg work and foot work was done on behalf of our investigators. They have worked hard on this and I appreciate their work. They stepped up to the plate and got this case solved.”
On the night of January 12, the owners of Action Auction in Quitman, Steve and Jaynice Neely, were leaving the auction house around 11 p.m. when a young, black male wearing a white mask approached them, pointed an assault weapon at them and demanded money. The suspect also robbed another couple who pulled up to the auction house shortly after, then fled on foot.
According to Kemp, investigators were led to the suspect through talking to informants, and the cell phone that was found by one of the victims. Davis later confessed to the crime.
“It’s a relief that he’s not going to do it to someone else,” said Kemp. “My heart goes out to them (the victims). It can’t be a good feeling to have a weapon pointed in your face.”
Kemp was doubtful that Davis’ case would be ready for the Grand Jury next month but should be in time for the September Grand Jury. If convicted for armed robbery, Davis could serve a day for day life sentence.
The case is still under investigation at this time. Depending on where the investigation goes, there could be other arrests, according to Kemp.