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Pair accused of robbing man and his roommate at knifepoint

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Posted at 10:05 AM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 07:05:57-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man accused of taking property from another man at knifepoint has been arrested on a charge of armed robbery with a deadly weapon.

Jaelyn Jacobi Wright, 20, remained in the Leon County Detention Center on Thursday on a $50,000 bond. He was booked there Wednesday.

The victim said that on March 19, while he was walking his dog in his apartment complex, Wright and another man both pulled knives on him. He said Wright, after telling the victim "let me get that," took his wallet containing $40 and credit cards.

Wright and the other suspect then made the victim go back to his apartment. There, the suspects held the victim and his roommate at knifepoint and stole some red head phones ($100 value), a red amplifier ($200 - $300 value) and $400.

After, the suspects got away in a vehicle.

During the investigation, the victim officers Wright's Facebook page. Using that information, officers determined that Wright had gone to Godby High School and from there determined Wright's full name. 

That lead them to find a vehicle was registered to him.

Officers tried multiple times to contact Wright, but were unsuccessful. As a result, a warrant for his arrest was issued on May 10. 

Wright was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with robbery with a firearm. Based on the court documents obtained by WTXL, it's unclear what lead to the firearm related charge. 

As of Thursday,