Teen Arrested for Robberies that Prompted Lockdown at Center Point Elementary School

Publish Date: May 18, 2016
Written by: Brittany Sharp
Categories: News | Schools | Update

Birmingham, AL 05/18/2016

On April 27, 2016 Center Point Elementary School was placed on lockdown as deputies searched for a suspect in a robbery that occurred in the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex.

Tekedra Booth

Booking Photo

Two workers at the complex reported that they had been robbed at gunpoint by a person with a bandana over their face. Three other workers on the other side of the complex reported a similar robbery.

Detectives arrived on scene and reviewed surveillance camera footage from the apartment complex. Photos of the suspect were captured. These photos were distributed to Patrol and School Resource Deputies in the area. Over the following days a suspect was developed from the photographs.

On May 13, 2016 detectives went to the home of 17 year old black female Takedra Vernay Booth and spoke with her and her mother. Booth initially denied any involvement in the robbery then admitted it once confronted with the video evidence.

17 year old Takedra Vernay Booth of Center Point was charged as an adult with five counts of Robbery 1st Degree. She remains in custody with bond set at $110,000.



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