Houston & Peach

Accused robber now a suspect in other crimes

A Byron man arrested this week in connection with the armed robbery of a Perry gas station has been connected to armed robberies in Warner Robins and Peach County, police said.

An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for Idis Akem Lester, 21, said Warner Robins police Sgt. Scott McSwain. Lester is accused of robbing the Hop In Chevron, 3501 N. U.S. 41, Warner Robins, at gunpoint Dec. 26, McSwain said.

The warrant will be served on Lester in the Houston County jail, where he is being held in connection with Monday’s armed robbery in Perry.

Peach County also has issued an arrest warrant for Lester in the Jan. 2 armed robbery of the Hiway Haven, 14950 Ga. 96, said Sheriff Terry Deese. The charges are armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Jeremie Jamaal Rush, 22, and Javon Lamar Brown, 18, both of Perry, are also charged in the armed robbery of the Texaco gas station, 1315 S. Perry Parkway, Perry police said.