COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The two people who were arrested in a buyback deal involving a stolen motorcycle at a Family Dollar in Columbus made their first appearance in court Thursday.
Jeremy Jones, 41, and 21-year-old Deanthony Bailey appeared in Columbus Recorder's Court for criminal attempt armed robbery charges.
In court, an officer testified that Columbus Police used Facebook messenger to set up a deal to buy a stolen Honda Dirt Bike for $1,700.
The exchange happened at the Family Dollar parking lot located at 3438 Buena Vista Road.
A detective said in court that Farley rode the bike to the store. The undercover officer said when he went back to his car to get from money his car Farley reached into his waistband.
The officer said he that he then pulled his weapon and ordered Farley to take his hands out of his pocket. Farley was arrested and a 9 mm handgun was found in his waist.
Police had also charged Jeremy Jones, Deanthony Bailey along with Farley. Police thought they were there to assist Farley. Their charges were dismissed Thursday in court.
Farley pled not guilty to charges of attempted armed robbery, theft receiving stolen property position of a firearm during the commission of a crime and obstruction of a law-enforcement officer.The incident happened Tuesday evening around 6:30 at the Family Dollar at 3438 Buena Vista Road.
Bonds we set at more than $20,000. The case was bound over to Superior Court.