Additional arrests made in robbery at Pow Wow
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 12:00 AM
Two additional people have been charged in connection with an armed robbery which occurred at the Pow Wow on Mississippi 16 west earlier this month.
Demanuel Shoemake, 23, of 202 Goat Ranch Road, was charged with armed robbery, arson and taking away a vehicle, Sheriff's Investigator Ralph Sciple said.
Authorities charge that Shoemake took an undetermined amount of money, some cigarettes and a Mazda Tribute from the Pow Wow about 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 3.
The vehicle was found in a wooded area the next day in the western part of the county on the Pearl River Reservation.
"Two males came in to the Pow Wow, one had a gun," Sciple said. "They went behind the counter and demanded money. They took an employee's keys and stole the vehicle.
"They attempted to burn the vehicle but they closed the door and the fire couldn't get air so it went out."
Authorities had been looking for Shoemake ever since his brother was arrested for the robbery.
His brother, Manuel Shoemake, 23, of Duplex Circle, Choctaw, was charged with armed robbery and arson on Feb. 4.
Demanuel Shoemake was arrested on Feb. 11 after a call came in to the Philadelphia Police Department that he was at a Chevron station on Mississippi 16 west.
"They [the police] called us and we asked them to pick him up and we would be right behind them," Sciple said.
When Sheriff's deputies arrived, police officers had Shoemake and another male, James Ray Bell, 18, of 104 Bell Dr., in custody.
Bell was charged with disorderly conduct and felony accessory after the fact of armed robbery.
"Bell was helping Emanuel hide from us," Sciple said, noting that evidence from the robbery was on Shoemake's person at the time of his arrest.
Both Shoemakes and Bell remain in the Neshoba County Jail on $50,000 bond each.