Three arrested for armed robbery, holding employer at gunpoint

Published 6:02 pm Thursday, December 19, 2019

Following an Oct. 26 report from a small business owner, three men have been charged with armed robbery.

According to the Oxford Police Department, the business owner stated that during the evening of Oct. 25, four of his employees demanded more money from him than he wanted to pay for their work.

The victim stated the two of the employees pushed him to the ground and all four hit and kicked him. One of the employees pulled a gun, and forced him to pay them the money they were owed via CashApp.

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The victim identified his attackers as Laterrion Burdette, 21 of Batesville, Justin Newson, 32 of Horn Lake, and Tony Cooper, 22 of Horn Lake. Arrest warrants for armed robbery were issued at that time. All three suspects were arrested between Dec. 13 and 16, with the help of the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department.

They were transported back to the Lafayette County Detention Center and given a bond of $25,000. This case is ongoing and another arrest is expected.