UPDATE: Third suspect in Cordele armed robbery turns himself in

UPDATE: Third suspect in Cordele armed robbery turns himself in

CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - The third suspect who was wanted in connection to an armed robbery that happened near the 500 block of Oakland Avenue in Cordele around 5:30 Friday morning, has turned himself in.

Saevon Hill, 23, turned himself in at the Crisp County Jail on Sunday afternoon, according to police.

The Cordele Police Department said Tatiyana Whithers, 19, and Javier West, 21, approached Gearius Hestle, 23, at his vehicle with weapons.

Tatiyana Whithers and Javier West were both arrested after a man was robbed in Cordele. (Source: Crisp County Sheriff's Office)
Tatiyana Whithers and Javier West were both arrested after a man was robbed in Cordele. (Source: Crisp County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Crisp County Sheriff's Office)

Whithers and West went through Hestle’s pockets and took several items then left in a vehicle, according to police.

Police said Hestle followed the suspects in his car which stopped in the area of 8th Street and 4th Avenue.

The Hestle reported to police that the suspects got out of the car and at least one of them shot at the Hestle’s vehicle.

Police said no one was injured during the incident.

Cordele Resident E.W. said he isn’t surprised about the crime.

“Half of the time they are focused on the wrong thing because half of the time they want to say this and say that about the community, but the whole time they don’t understand it’s hard for some people to pay their bills,” E.W. said.

E.W. worries crime in Cordele isn’t going to change anytime soon.

"Half of the time, it’s because everybody isn’t privileged enough to get no job. Because why? They are going to look at your background and they gone check your drug screen. That’s just how it is. " E.W. said.

Whithers and West were charged with armed robbery and West is also charged with aggravated assault.

Hill is also charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

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