Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators, Deputies and the US Marshals Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force worked in a joint effort to make arrests Thursday, May 11, 2017, in a recent string of commercial armed robberies.  During the investigation of Thursday morning’s commercial armed robbery of the Subway located at 2630 Emery Highway, it was discovered that the suspect’s physical and clothing description were identical to a suspect linked to several recent commercial armed robberies. It was also discovered that a silver late 2000’s model coupe was involved in the commercial armed robbery at Sally’s Beauty Supply on May 10, 2017 and the Family Dollar robbery at 2584 Rocky Creek Road. Investigators learned of the same type vehicle being seen at a local business occupied by a female.

The female had been inquiring about some merchandise in the business and had called the store back to check on the item. When she came back to the store, Bibb County Sheriff’s Investigators, Deputies and US Marshals with the Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force made traffic stop on the vehicle and detained the female and two males occupying the silver vehicle. All three subjects were transported to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division to be interviewed. The three suspects were identified as 19 year old Terrica Vinson, 18 year old Travon Howard and 19 year old Deiondre Howard. All three have been charged with armed robbery of the following businesses;

Ultra-Shoes – 1358 Gray Highway – April 27, 2017

Subway – 3001 Vineville Avenue – April 28, 2017

Econo Lodge – 1990 Riverside Drive – April 29, 2017

Subway – 630 North Avenue – April 30, 2017

Baymont Inn & Suites – 3680 Riverside Drive – May 8, 2017

Sally’s Beauty Supply – 1485 Gray Highway – May 10, 2017

Family Dollar – 2584 Rocky Creek Road – May 10, 2017

Subway – 2630 Emery Highway – May 11, 2017

Deiondre Howard is charged additionally with criminal trespass, theft by shoplifting and a probation violation. All three are being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center currently without bond.

Bibb Sheriff David Davis said, “Diligence and teamwork played a vital role in capturing these teenage marauders. Since the first robbery, investigators and patrol deputies worked around the clock to gather information about those responsible for these brazen attacks. We can be grateful that this crime spree was ended before another innocent store clerk risked death for a few dollars in a cash drawer.”

Investigators are looking to see if the three may be involved in any other robberies. Anyone with information on any of the incidents mentioned is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.