July 12, 2022

Facebook Marketplace deal leads to armed robbery in Starkville; three arrested

Mary Apel

Three arrests have been made in a Sunday targeted armed robbery that occurred in the Kroger parking lot.

The parties met in the Kroger parking lot after initiating a transaction on Facebook Marketplace.

Marquavius Turnipseed (pictured left) and Aliza Cox (pictured center) have been charged with armed robbery. Courtney Neal has been charged with accessory after the fact and falsifying information.

Turnipseed was additionally charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of meth with intent to distribute, and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute when being arrested for the armed robbery.

If you have any further information, please contact the Starkville Police Department at 662-323-4131, Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 800-530-7151, or through the anonymous tip system on our website. Crime Stoppers may offer a cash reward.

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