Madison County deputies arrest pregnant woman for armed robbery

Jessica Graham
Posted at 9:40 PM, Aug 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-22 17:46:38-04

MADISON CO., Fla. (WTXL) - Madison County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) deputies make an arrest from an armed robbery at a gas station/restaurant.

Sheriff Ben Stewart says at about 4:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 21st, a suspect walked into the Fast Track / Arby's located at 3907 SW SR 14 armed with a semi-automatic hand gun and immediately went behind the counter demanding all the cash from the register. The store clerk said they complied with the demand and handed over about $105.00 in cash. The suspect then left. The clerk called 911 and deputies arrived 7 minutes later, but the suspect had already gotten away.

The clerk described the suspect as being a black male or female 5'07" wearing oversized camouflage pants and a dark t-shirt with a fisherman style hat. Investigators processed the scene and collected evidence while patrol deputies searched for the suspect but was unsuccessful in locating anyone.

On the same day at about 11:52 p.m., deputies were again called to the same Fast Track / Arby's for another armed robbery. Deputies arrived on scene within 5 minutes but again the suspect had already left the area. This time, the store clerk reported that a black female entered the store wearing oversized camouflage pants, bright blue t-shirt, camo hat and a gray cloth covering most of her face. The clerk says the suspect was armed with a semi-automatic handgun and ordered two customers to get on the floor. The suspect demanded all the money from the register, got about $60.00 in cash and was seen driving off in a white car. The clerk recognized the suspect as a female who was in the store earlier and informed deputies that the suspect appeared to be pregnant. Deputies immediately issued a BOLO (Be-On-The-Look-Out) to all officers on duty and provided a vehicle description and direction of travel.

Within 3 minutes of the BOLO officers with the Madison Police Department stopped a white 4 door sedan on Lee Street that matched the description given out. The driver was a black female that appeared to be pregnant and was identified as Jessica Graham. Graham gave the MPD officer consent to search the vehicle for items that were used during the Armed Robbery. During the search, officers say they found $60.00 concealed by the sun visor. When officers searched the trunk, they say they found an oversized pair of camouflage pants, a black sweater, a bright blue shirt, a camo hat, an air gun that resembled a semi-automatic pistol as well a bandanna matching the description of the one used to conceal the face of the robbery suspect.

Graham was arrested. Sheriff Stewart says during interview with MCSO investigators, Graham confessed to committing both armed robberies as well as shoplifting from Winn Dixie. Sheriff Stewart says Graham also told investigators that she was in-fact pregnant and her expected delivery date was in two days on Sunday August 24th.

19-year old Jessica Graham is charged with two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and theft.