19-year-old accused of robbing girl at gunpoint

Lawrence Tate is charged with armed robbery in Lowndes County.

Posted: Dec 22, 2017 11:38 AM
Updated: Dec 22, 2017 1:00 PM

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – Lowndes County investigators were able to track down and arrest a man accused of pointing a gun a girls’ head and robbing her.

The incident happened on November 20 at the Yorkville apartments in Lowndes County.

Lawrence Tate | Photo: Lowndes County Jail

When officers arrived on the scene, they talked with a 14-year-old girl who stated she was at a relative’s house and a man entered the house, stuck a gun to her head and demanded money.

The man was able to take a small amount of money and run out the back door of the house.

The teenager was able to identify the man as Lawrence Fredrick Tate, 19.

He was arrested on Thursday and charged with armed robbery. He is currently at the Lowndes County jail awaiting a court appearance.

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