Fayetteville Police Make Arrests For Local Robberies

02/14/2009

Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor announced today the arrest of four individuals for robbery and related offenses.

On Saturday, February 14, 2008, at approximately 1:23 A.M., Fayetteville police officers responded to a report of an attempted armed robbery in the area of Golden Oaks and Crossover Road.  A white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt and armed with a hand gun approached a man getting out of his car on Revere Place.  The armed man demanded the victim’s wallet.  After a brief struggle, the armed man ran away and got into a waiting vehicle.  The victim sustained an injury to his hand during the struggle. 

At approximately 1:29 A.M., a white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt and armed with a hand gun approached a woman getting out of her car on Hampton Court.  The armed man took the woman’s purse and left in a waiting vehicle.

At approximately 2:27 A.M, police responded to an address on Fourth Street where a woman was approached by a white male wearing a hooded sweat shirt and armed with a hand gun.  The armed man took the woman’s cell phone then forced her inside while he burglarized the residence.

The investigation led Fayetteville police officers to an apartment at 701 West Sycamore #78 in Fayetteville, where the suspect vehicle was located.  Nathan James Couch, white male, age 18, of 701 West Sycamore #78, was arrested in the parking lot after he fled from police. 

The investigation revealed that Couch was the armed man in all three incidents.  Couch was arrested for Aggravated Robbery (two counts), Attempted Aggravated Robbery, Kidnapping, Theft of Property, Residential Burglary, Aggravated Assault (three counts), 1st Degree Criminal Mischief, Terroristic Threatening, and Fleeing. 

Detectives arrested Iveone Pierre McGee, black male, age 22, of 247 North Platinum #8, Fayetteville, for Aggravated Robbery.  McGee was initially arrested at his residence for an unrelated misdemeanor warrant.  The investigation linked him to the robbery on Fourth Street.

Detectives arrested Alicia R. Byrd, white female, age 20, of 701 West Sycamore #78, for Theft by Receiving and Obstruction of Governmental Operations.  Detectives arrested a sixteen year old juvenile male for Obstruction of Governmental Operations.  Both Byrd and the juvenile were in apartment #78 on Saturday, February 14, 2009 at approximately 08:30 A.M., when detectives executed a search warrant and recovered stolen property.