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Robbery arrests may lead to more arrests in Macon, Bibb

Arrests made in connection with a Friday night home invasion could lead to more arrests in at least two other robberies in Macon and Bibb County, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

“It’s an ongoing investigation,” said Sheriff Jerry Modena at a Wednesday afternoon news conference.

Modena said deputies responded to a house at an undisclosed address just before 11 p.m. Friday following a home invasion in which a man grabbed a woman in her garage as she arrived home from her business. Officials said the man stole the woman’s purse, which contained cash from her business, and a handgun.

The woman was not injured in the robbery, Modena said.

Information regarding the location of the robbery, the identity of the victim and the name of the woman’s business is being withheld while the case continues to be investigated, Modena said.

Using a vehicle description from the woman, deputies stopped 23-year-old Douglas Irving Morrison on Interstate 75 about an hour later and found the woman’s pistol in his vehicle, he said.

Deputies later served a search warrant at Morrison’s Mason Street residence, Modena said.

In connection with the search warrant, deputies arrested 25-year-old April Denise Harvey, of Mason Street, on drug and weapons charges, Modena said.

At the home, investigators found cash believed to have been obtained from an earlier robbery, he said.

Tuesday, investigators arrested 29-year-old Willie Albert Woolfork, of the same Mason Street address, on drug and weapons charges, he said.

Modena said information gained during the investigation may lead to additional charges in connection with two other robberies that have occurred in Macon and Bibb County in the past month and half. Although investigators would not provide the locations or dates of the robberies, Modena said one of the robberies was a home invasion and the other was a business robbery.

Morrison is being held without bond at the Bibb County jail, according to jail records.

Harvey’s bond is set at $22,800 and Woolfork’s is $7,100.

Harvey and Woolfork were listed as being in jail Wednesday.

Modena said sheriff’s office investigators are working with Macon police. Anyone with information about Morrison, Harvey and Woolfork and their activities is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 746-9441 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68-CRIME.

To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.

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