Report: Gilbert Avenue Apartment residents detain robbery suspects

tstevens@ledger-enquirer.comJanuary 6, 2014 

Gilbert Avenue residents held two alleged robbers for police Saturday after the suspects reportedly threatened the occupants of the apartment with a hand gun, officials said.

Lt. Debra Bohannon said the 42-year-old resident and several other occupants were able to detain Melissa Patterson and Steven Hammock after the two entered the 4600 block apartment at about 8 p.m.

Both Hammock and Patterson have been charged with three counts of criminally attempted armed robbery, first degree burglary, armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Hammock additionally faces a violation of probation charge.

Both suspects were transported to Muscogee County Jail.

Their bonds have been set at $450,000. No bond was set for either of the armed robbery charges.

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