Forrest County resident charged with armed robbery

Forrest County resident charged with armed robbery
James Windham

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Forrest County resident is behind bars and charged with armed robbery after a Wednesday night incident.

James Windham, 18, was taken into custody at the Carterville Road and Main Street intersection in Petal shortly after the incident that occurred around 9:00 p.m. on Hendry Road.

According to Forrest County Sheriff's investigators, an altercation between Windham and the victim led to an undisclosed amount of money, and cell phone being stolen.

The stolen property was recovered and returned to the victim, and the weapon used in the crime was taken into evidence by authorities.

Windham was charged with armed robbery and possession of a controlled substance and booked into the Forrest County Jail.

Petal Police assisted the Forrest County Sheriff's Department in the investigation.