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Friday, 14 July 2017
Former high school football star arrested for robbery, burglary charges
Former Leflore High School football star 22-year-old Corey Lee has turned himself into authorities in Mobile on first-degree robbery charges.
The Mobile Police Department identified Lee as the suspect in two separate robberies in Mobile that took place in May and June.
Police reported on May 4 around 9:30 p.m., Lee allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint on Moffett Road, while he was getting out his vehicle with his child and girlfriend.The victim told police that Lee took his money, bank card, cell phone, and then ran from the scene.
In that incident the victim told police he recognized Lee because they grew up in the same neighborhood in Mobile.
The second alleged robbery took place on June 18 around 10:00 p.m.
According to police, Lee forced a man into his apartment on Cottage Hill Road at gunpoint attempting to rob him. When they got inside the apartment the victim struggled with Lee and called out for help.
The victim's friends rushed to his aid and tried to subdue Lee, but he was able to escape.
Mobile County Jail records show that three warrants were served for Lee's arrest on May 18. He turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday (July 12) night at 8:55 p.m.
He's been charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of first-degree burglary. Lee was formerly a star wide receiver for Leflore High School in Mobile and graduated in May 2014.
No court date in Mobile District Court have been set for Lee at this time.