Sheriff’s K-9s Track Down Man Accused of Coaling Robbery
A Coaling man accused of robbing his neighbors with nothing but his fingers hidden under a toboggan was tracked down by Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office K-9s and arrested Monday, according to recently filed court documents.
In a deposition made public Thursday, investigators said the suspect, 20-year-old Tyvondre Jamarrion Dewayne Peoples, forced his way into a home on Fayth Drive in Coaling and demanded money from two men inside. Court documents list Peoples' own home address on the same road.
Peoples allegedly conducted the robbery by hiding his hand under a toboggan hat and pretending he held a gun. One victim handed over $70 cash, but the second man refused and started to move toward Peoples, who reportedly then ran out of the house.
Both victims chased after Peoples, who tossed the stolen money at them and shouted an apology before running away and hiding nearby, according to the deposition.
Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene and deployed a team of tracking dogs that located Peoples and allowed officers to arrest him.
The 20-year-old man was charged with first-degree robbery and second-degree burglary. He was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail Monday and remained there Friday afternoon awaiting a combined $30,000 bond.