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Two Charged in Tupelo Robbery



TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) — Tupelo police have arrested two people in connection with the armed robbery of a 73-year-old man earlier this week.

Police say 40-year-old Timothy Lee Smithey is charged with armed robbery and 32-year-old Cassie Hendricks with accessory to armed robbery.

They are charged with assaulting the victim at a Tupelo motel Saturday. The victim was treated and released at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Their bond will be set during a hearing Thursday afternoon in Lee County Justice Court. Smithey’s bond is set at $100,000, while Hendricks’ is set at $200,000.