Trio busted for Bibb City armed robbery appear in court

22-year-old Jeffery Massey (Source: Columbus Police Department)
22-year-old Jeffery Massey (Source: Columbus Police Department)
21-year-old Brandon Moon (Source: Columbus Police Department)
21-year-old Brandon Moon (Source: Columbus Police Department)
19-year-old Ashlee Perron (Source: Columbus Police Department)
19-year-old Ashlee Perron (Source: Columbus Police Department)

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Three people are facing charges in Columbus after police say they robbed a man at an apartment complex in Bibb City.

It happened at the Johnston Mill Lofts on 1st Avenue Monday night.

Investigators say 22-year-old Jeffery Massey, 21-year-old Brandon Moon and 19-year-old Ashlee Perron robbed a man in the parking lot.

The trio was arrested at the scene.

In court Wednesday morning, investigators say Perron lured the victim to the apartment complex by asking him to bring her some cigarettes and gas money. When the victim arrived, he met Perron and saw two men nearby.

The victim claims Massey pulled out a 9-mm. gun and demanded drugs and money.  Then, Massey allegedly took $950 out of the victim's pocket and ordered him get inside his car.

The second suspect, Moon, allegedly grabbed Perron and threw her inside the car with the victim.

Then, the victim recounted to police, all three suspects took off running in separate directions.

 The victim told police he did not leave, chased Massey, then, he knocked on the apartment door where Massey went inside-- no one answered.

Then the victim said he saw Perron and questioned her. Perron allegedly claimed she had nothing do with the robbery.

After his encounter, the victim called policeand told them what happened.  Police found Massey inside his apartment with the 9 mm. in the kitchen.  Perron and Moon were arrested outside the complex.

Massey allegedly confessed to pointing the gun at the victim and taking the money from him. Massey also reportedly told police that Perron set up the robbery.  Perron supposedly told police she did not have any part in the robbery.

Wednesday morning, a judge ordered Massey, Moon and Perron to be held without bond and bound the case over to the Superior Court.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

In September, the apartment complex was the scene of the city's seventh murder of 2010.

Thirty-three-year-old Brian Brown was shot after police say he had an altercation with two men in a breezeway between units, went inside, shut the door and was standing against it when the suspects started firing at the unit and one of the bullets hit him in the head.

A motive is not known and arrests have not been made in the case.

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