Suspect in Robbery at Tuscaloosa Motel 6 Arrested After Victim Stabs Attackers
A Duncanville man was arrested for his role in a robbery at the Motel 6 in Tuscaloosa Sunday after one of the suspects involved reportedly called the police because the victim had stabbed them during the robbery.
According to court documents, the incident took place on December 5 at approximately 6:30 p.m. at the Motel 6 in Tuscaloosa located at 4700 E McFarland Boulevard.
Tuscaloosa Police officers received a call from someone that stated her husband, who had been staying in one of the rooms, had been robbed by three individuals. She also said that in self-defense, he had stabbed at least one of the suspects.
When officers arrived, the victims were able to name each of the suspects, including 21-year-old Keithan Cook.
The victims told officers that the suspects had been allowed into the motel room, and had been coming and going throughout the evening. At some point, the suspects allegedly began to beat up both of the victims.
During the assault, one of the suspects was able to take some stolen items to their vehicle. Among other items, the victim told officers that two laptops were stolen.
The victim described the vehicle in which the suspects fled as a white SUV.
Roughly half an hour later, TPD dispatch received another call - this time from the suspects. One of the individuals stated that two of them had been stabbed.
Officers then responded to a residence at The Links at Tuscaloosa apartment complex. They found one suspect stabbed in the chest, and another stabbed in the abdomen. The two suspects required medical attention, while the third suspect did not have any injuries.
Police were also able to locate a 2008 white Mercury Mariner in front of the building.
Cook, 21, a Duncanville resident, was charged with one count each of second- and third-degree robbery. He was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail with a combined bond of $30,000. No other suspects have been arrested at the time of publication.