Jemison armed robbery suspect arrested

Published 2:16 pm Tuesday, November 28, 2017


The suspect for an armed robbery on Nov. 27 at the Exit 219 BP service station in Jemison was apprehended around 9 a.m. on Nov. 28 in Troy, Alabama.

The suspect has been identified as Wesley Aaron Stringer, 46, of Goshen, Alabama, according to a Jemison Police Department press release.

Stringer is charged with armed robbery, unlawful imprisonment, theft of property and harassment.

According to JPD, police responded to a 911 call at approximately 9:40 a.m. on Nov. 27, reporting the armed robbery at the BP service station.

“The store clerk advised that a black male subject entered the store, and after getting a drink from the cooler, he approached her and by force demanded her to open the register,” the release read.

“He never presented a firearm, but made the clerk believe that he had one,” Shane Fulmer, Jemison chief of police, said.

The suspect stole more than $1,000 in cash and allegedly forced the clerk and another female into a storage room before leaving the scene, according to police.

Video surveillance captured the suspect leaving in his vehicle toward Interstate 65, police said.

“It was discovered that Stringer may have been involved in another armed robbery in Troy the day prior to the one here,” the release read, adding that investigators obtained warrants for armed robbery and commenced location and pursuit of Stringer.

Stringer was taken into Troy custody Nov. 28 with the assistance of U.S. Marshalls Service and the Troy Police Department. He is expected to face additional charges for similar crimes in Troy, according to police.

“I want to thank officers who responded and assisted from Clanton PD, Thorsby PD, the Sheriff’s Department, the U.S. Marshalls Service and Troy PD,” Fulmer said.

Court documents detail prior arrests and convictions of Stringer for robbery-related crimes in Pike and Jefferson counties, several of which were first-degree offenses, dating back to 1994 and 1997. These records show that Stringer was considered for parole in November 2016 after serving 19 years for a sentenced consecutive term of 999 years, 99 months and 99 days for a 1997 robbery in the first degree. Additional, concurrent sentences for less severe crimes amounted to 32 years. According to the site, Stringer’s parole was revoked with reset.