Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrests persons of interest in connection with recent commercial armed robberies.
On October 10, 2023, two businesses were involved in armed robberies. Nail Impressions at 5580 Thomaston Road at 6:49 p.m., and Circle K at 4700 Hartley Bridge Road, later that evening at 11:13 p.m. On October 11, 2023, two more businesses were involved in armed robberies. Angel Nail Spa, at 5503 Brookhaven Road at 10:33 a.m., then Spa Nails at 163 Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard at 11:08 a.m… The suspect described in these robberies was a masked, armed black male driving a white Honda Accord.
The vehicle was spotted abandoned shortly afterward at the intersection of Cowan and Bowman Street.
The owner of the vehicle was identified as twenty-nine-year-old Kelsi Meshel Brown of Macon. On October 11, 2023, after 4:00 p.m., Brown was transported from Investigations Headquarters to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center for False Statements.
On October 22, 2023, just after 3:00 p.m., Sunday afternoon, investigators and deputies apprehended a person of interest within the 500 block of Charles Street. The person of interest was identified as thirty-two-year-old Leon Devon Stapleton of Macon. Also apprehended alongside Stapleton, was Kelsi Meshel Brown. Brown and Stapleton were transported to the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.
Kelsi Meshel Brown was charged with Armed Robbery. Leon Devon Stapleton was charged with Aggravated Assault, Armed Robbery, and Kidnapping. Stapleton is facing additional charges pending. Neither Brown nor Stapleton have a bond.
Anyone with information in reference to these incidents is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.
October 11, 2023
Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Identifying a Suspect in Connection with a Commercial Armed Robbery
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a commercial armed robbery suspect. The incident occurred on October 10, 2023, at 6:49 p.m., at Nail Impression, at 5580 Thomaston Road.
The suspect is described as a black male. Wearing a black t-shirt covering his face, a black jacket, black pants, and white sneakers. The suspect fled the area in a white Honda.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or any information in reference to this incident is urged to contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.
October 11, 2023
Commercial Armed Robbery of Circle K
The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a commercial armed robbery that took place just after 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night at the Circle K, at 4700 Hartley Bridge Road.
It was reported that a male subject entered the Circle K brandishing a firearm. He demanded money from the clerk. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the store. No one was injured during this incident.
The suspect is described as wearing all dark clothing and a mask covering his face.
A photograph from the store’s surveillance system is attached.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office at 478-751-7500, or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.