Teen Arrested for Armed Robbery

Boaz Police arrest a teen in connection to an armed robbery. Chief of Police Josh Gaskin says 16 year-old Rickey Powell robbed the Minit Man convenience store on Highway 431 early last week. The police department posted surveillance pictures of Powell to their social media page asking for help in identifying the teen. The pictures were viewed by a quarter-million people.

After Powell was found and placed under arrest, Gaskin says he admitted the incident was a gang initiation. Powell is charged with Robbery and Theft of Property. He will be charged as an adult. Powell is being held in the Marshall County Jail on a $100,000 bond.


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