A 19-year-old allegedly robbed a woman at Bull Creek Apartments after agreeing via Facebook to sell her an iPhone 7, according to testimony Friday in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
Ishmael Herod pleaded not guilty to robbery by snatching, obstruction, criminal trespassing and giving a false name charges. He was booked into the Muscogee County Jail under bonds totaling $3,250.
Judge Julius Hunter bound the case over to Superior Court.
Columbus police said a woman visited their east precinct at 4505 Buena Vista Road around 1:41 p.m. June 23 to investigate a robbery.
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She told authorities that she went to Bull Creek Apartments near Woodruff Farm Road to meet with a man who went by the username “Rich Kid (1K)” on Facebook. He agreed to sell her an iPhone 7, according to police.
She said she was trying to gather her cash when he snatched about $280 from her hand and gave her an empty box. The suspect was last identified as Herod, an officer testified.
Herod was taken into custody around 11:59 p.m. Oct. 6 at Cooper Creek Village near Milgen Road. Police were called to the area after a woman reported that he was there despite being banned.
Herod, who has been linked to other thefts, didn’t testify in court.
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