Tuesday, 05 November 2019 09:30

Robbery Suspect Pleads Guilty on Trial Day

Nov. 5, 2019 – A Whitehaven man set for trial for allegedly robbing two woman at gunpoint in 2016 changed his plea to guilty as charged Monday, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendant Courtney Tyler, 24, pled guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery and was sentenced to concurrent sentences of seven years, two months and 12 days in prison by Criminal Court Judge Bobby Carter.
Investigators said that on June 12, 2016, Tyler walked up to several women in a car parked in the 4200 block of Eastwind Drive, pointed a gun at the driver’s head and stole cash and cell phones from her and a passenger.
A witness to the crime knew Tyler and identified him for police. The two victims, ages 26 and 17, then were able to pick Tyler from a photo spread.
The case was handled by Felony Assts. Matt McLeod and Regina Thompson of the DA’s Vertical Team 3 which handles cases in General Sessions Division 11 and Criminal Court Division 3.