Anniston police charged two men with robbery in two separate cases and took a report for a third incident during the weekend, officials said Monday.
On Jan. 16, Price said last month, a 20-year-old man was taken to Regional Medical Center after a witness saw him escape from the trunk of his own vehicle bloodied from knife wounds. The victim and suspect, later identified as Willingham, had met a short time earlier via a social media application and agreed to meet in person in the 100 block of East 22nd Street near Taco Bell around 3:30 a.m., Price said.
During their meeting, the suspect pulled a knife and cut and stabbed the 20-year-old man repeatedly before throwing him in the truck of his vehicle. A short time later, the victim escaped from the vehicle while it was moving.
Willingham, charged with with first-degree robbery and first-degree kidnapping, remained in the Calhoun County Jail on Monday with bond set at $60,000. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Feb. 26 at 1:30 p.m.
Woman’s car keys taken
Shortly before noon on Sunday, Anniston police responded to the home of a 37-year-old woman on East 29th Street for “a domestic dispute call,” Price said. Police arrested 21-year-old Raheem Omar Marbury of Birmingham at the scene.
“The suspect shoved the woman with force and took her car keys,” Price said. “He didn’t take the car, just her keys.”
Marbury was charged with third-degree robbery in the case and remained in the Calhoun County Jail on Monday with a $7,500 bond in the case.
Nose broken, keys taken
In a third case Sunday evening, police responded to a home on the 1800 block of Cobb Avenue in connection with a robbery.
“It appears the suspects were waiting for the victim to get home,” Price said.
The 29-year-old victim parked his car and when he exited was approached by two men with firearms, the sergeant said.
“He didn’t carry a wallet so they took his car keys and went through his car,” Price said. “Once they were done they locked the car but took the keys.”
The victim, at some point during the robbery, was also struck in the face with one of the pistols, Price said.
“He did seek medical attention for what appeared to be a broken nose,” he said.
The investigation is ongoing and Price said investigators were looking for suspects in the case.