Jarrick Meeks, a 17-year-old black male who lives in the Westwood subdivision, was arrested Aug. 17 and charged with two counts of armed robbery. He was expected in Circuit Court for arraignment last Friday.
Two Thomastown area men were previously arrested in relation to the armed robbery in the Westwood subdivision on July 22.
According to Kosciusko Police Chief Herbert Dew, the department responded to a call from an Attala County Sheriff’s deputy just after 7 p.m. calling them to Fair Propane. Upon arrival, Kosciusko officers learned that $5,000 had reportedly been stolen from two Louisville men who had been at the Westwood subdivision location, where individuals had gathered to play a Madden video game for money.
As KPD officers worked to identify suspects in the case, Investigator Martin Roby noticed a vehicle at the Exxon station and engaged three individuals in the vehicle in conversation. As the driver exited Exxon and returned to the vehicle, Roby reportedly spoke to that individual as well and determined the driver was a person of interest in the armed robbery.
When Roby patted the driver down, he reportedly discovered a large amount of cash in his possession, approximately $3,700.
Jalen Wilder, 19, a black male from Thomastown, was arrested and charged with armed robbery. A $30,000 bond was set and Wilder was released after posting bond.
Malik Walton, 22, a black male who lives on White Oak Road near Thomastown, was arrested and charges as an accessory after the fact in the case. A $20,000 bond was set and he later posted bail and was released.