Suspected gunmen in Fort Deposit robbery of teens in custody

Published 6:25 pm Friday, January 23, 2009

Four men who robbed four teenagers at gunpoint this weekend are in the Lowndes County Jail, according to Lowndes County Sheriff Charles Williams and as reported by WSFA.

The four teenagers are reportedly from Greenville.

According to WSFA, Williams said the teenagers were leaving a gas station in Fort Deposit when they were forced off the road by an automobile.

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The four gunmen inside robbed the two females, while the two males were able to escape.

Williams told WSFA that one of the suspects shot at a traveler on had stopped to help, barely missing the driver’s head.

In custody said Williams are:

Jihard Walker, 18; Layne Terrell Ware, 24; Torrie Wilson, 22; and James Steiner, 19.