A 17-year-old from Moss Point is charged as an adult in an armed robbery in the Escatawpa community, Sheriff Mike Ezell said.
Azavier Tyress Baker and a juvenile were walking on Jeffery Street on Tuesday afternoon when Baker walked up to a man and asked to use his phone, Ezell said.
The man reported that as he pulled out his phone, Baker pointed a gun at him and demanded his wallet, the sheriff said.
Baker ran off, but the victim identified him, Ezell said. Deputies arrested Baker at an apartment complex, Ezell said.
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The juvenile who was with him reportedly was involved in the hold-up. The juvenile was taken to Jackson County Youth Court on a charge of accessory after the fact, Ezell said.
Baker was being held with no bond at the Jackson County jail pending a court hearing.