New Augusta man charged with string of armed robberies

New Augusta man charged with string of armed robberies

NEW AUGUSTA, MS (WDAM) - A New Augusta man found himself behind bars following a string of early morning armed robberies.

Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith said called started coming in around six Friday morning concerning several armed robberies.

Smith said 21-year-old Kenneth Wayne Harrison allegedly robbed three truck drivers at gunpoint, and attempted to burglarize a home all within one hour.

Sheriff deputies quickly apprehended Harrison.

Harrison is being charged with three counts of armed robbery with a deadly weapon, and one count of attempted burglary.