VALDOSTA – Two men from Valdosta were arrested for armed robbery of a PlayStation 5 from a local victim through Facebook Marketplace.
Arrested 1: Marquavious Simpson, African American male, 23 years of age, Valdosta resident
Arrested 2: Tyeshawn Kenneth Jackson, African American male, 22 years of age, Valdosta resident
On January 12, 2023, at approximately 7:45 pm., Valdosta Police Officers responded to a residence in the city limits of Valdosta after a citizen called E911 to report an armed robbery. The victim told officers that he driven to apartments in the 800 block of West Mary Street to sell a PlayStation 5 to a subject he met on Facebook Marketplace. The victim reported that once he arrived at the apartments, two unknown African American males produced a handgun and took his PlayStation from him with force. The offenders then ran from the area. The victim was not injured during the incident.
Detectives began investigating this case by going through evidence collected in the area. Detectives identified one of the offenders as Marquavious Simpson, 23 years of age, and arrest warrants were obtained on him for armed robbery (felony) and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (felony). On January 19, 2023, detectives found Simpson at his residence and took him into custody without incident.
Detectives identified the second offender as Tyeshawn Kenneth Jackson, 22 years of age, and they obtained arrest warrants for him for armed robbery (felony) and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (felony). On January 26, 2023, Jackson was taken into custody by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office without incident.
At the time of their arrests, both Simpson and Jackson were transported to Lowndes County Jail.
“This was great work by our detectives to continue to follow-up with all the evidence to ensure these offenders were arrested. We encourage people who are selling or buying items from unknown subjects, to use a location such as the parking lot of the police department to meet and exchange the items.” Said Chief Leslie Manahan.