Det. David Gowens of the Rockmart Police Department said he went to a residence at 190 White River Road, Aragon, to execute two warrants in an armed robbery occurring overnight Sunday, May 13, in Rockmart.
The warrants were for Alex Lamar Poole, of 11 Walnut St., Aragon and Joshua Gonzales, of 88 Portland Circle, Aragon.
Gowens said the two were suspected in a street robbery involving a man acquainted with Poole.
According to police, Poole had asked the man for a ride Sunday night and then allegedly pulled a knife on him when they arrived at the destination. Gonzalez was allegedly in the back seat at the time and participated in the robbery, leading to the charges against him.
The men allegedly took the victim’s wallet, which contained his identification and cash. They also took his cellphone and prescription medication, Gowens said.
Rockmart police requested assistance from Polk County Police to initiate the warrants, according to Gowens and Polk County police reports.
According to the county reports, officers arrived at the residence where Britanya Jill Womack lived around 2:16 p.m.
Gonzales fled the scene just minutes before officers arrived and police are still looking for him, Gowens said.
County police reports state officers saw two men sitting in the back seat of a gold car under the carport. Police said one, identified as Poole, attempted to reach toward the vehicle’s floorboard.
Officers drew their weapons and ordered both men out of the car.
Poole was arrested on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and theft by taking.
Police discovered the other man, identified as Godfary Tyrell Finely, of 422 Gordon St., Rockmart, also had outstanding warrants on charges of first-degree forgery and theft by taking, reports said.
He was arrested on those charges, according to reports and jail records.
Police then noticed Womack, who had walked to the carport during the arrests, reaching into her purse. Eventually, Womack consented to a search of her purse and police found a glass, smoking device with a white crystalline residue, identified by police as methamphetamine, according to reports.
Police also found a clear baggie with methamphetamine, reports state.
Womack was arrested on charges of methamphetamine possession and possession of drug-related objects.
Gowens searched Womack’s house after getting written consent, reports state.
He found several items from the robbery in the residence, reports said.
Poole and Finely remain in the Polk County Jail. Womack has been released on bond, according to jail reports.
Polk County police called the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) because Womack had children, reports said.
DFCS officials released custody of the children to Womack’s mother, reports said.