Two men are in custody after allegedly robbing a man on Gardner Boulevard Wednesday afternoon.
The victim said that he had been assaulted by two men on Shepherd Drive, and that a cell phone and some cash had been stolen during the assault. He left the scene in his vehicle and called the Columbus Police Department. He knew one of his assailants.
Deputies from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office located the suspects on Duncan Road and arrested them. Franklin Wayne Honeycutt, 53, of 177 Pearrow Drive, Caledonia, and David Adam Berry, 26, of 1634 Tabernacle Road, were charged with robbery. Honeycutt’s bond was set at $20,000 and Berry’s at $30,000.
Honeycutt was arrested Dec. 3 on Highway 45 South after a car he was traveling in was pulled over and drugs were found. He was charged with possession of methamphetamine.
Honeycutt just got out of prison Oct. 16 of last year on a sentence for intimidating a witness. In that case, he threatened his former girlfriend, who he was charged with assaulting and then assaulted her again, according to court records.
But that was just the latest in a string of offenses beginning with his first sentence in 1994. He followed with sentences in 1997 for grand larceny, 1999 for car theft and forgery in 2005.