An additional charge was added Tuesday when a man appeared in Recorder’s Court facing armed robbery and aggravated assault charges related to a March robbery at a Cross Country Plaza business.
Alan Hembree’s case was bound over to Superior Court without bond by Judge Julius Hunter. Hembree is charged in connection with the March 21 robbery of the Great Clips at 3201 Macon Road.
In addition to the armed robbery and aggravated assault charges, Hunter added possession of a knife or firearm in the commission of a crime. Bonds on all three charges will be set by a Superior Court Judge.
Delante Odom, a detective with the Robbery and Assault Division, told the court that one of the women working at the Great Clips at the time of the robbery picked Hembree out of a photo lineup and he was arrested on Thursday.
The suspect entered the business about 8:30 p.m. and asked about the cost of a haircut. Not long after, he jumped over the counter and began taking money out of an open cash register, Odom testified.
Hembree had a knife at the time he went over the counter and one of the two women in the business suffered minor injuries as a result of the robbery, Odom told the court.
As Hembree was taking $260 from the register, he told the woman behind the counter, “I will take this; I got it b----,” Odom told the court.
The suspect left the store on foot and was caught on video footage by a nearby store, Odom said.
Odom was the lead investigator on the case and made the arrest. He was working the description that the suspect was a 5-foot-6 Hispanic male. Talking to a number of the merchants in that area led him to Hembree, Odom testified.
“When we arrested him he was belligerent and did not cooperate,” Odom said.