Suspect arrested in Howard Johnson robbery - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Suspect arrested in Howard Johnson robbery

Jamie Jamal Lee - Source: JPD Jamie Jamal Lee - Source: JPD
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Authorities have arrested 20-year-old Jamie Jamal Lee for the Monday morning robbery at the Howard Johnson Inn hotel. 

JPD, along with the Madison County Sheriff's office took Lee into custody at the Studio 7 Hotel on I-55 north.

Jackson Police identified Lee in the hotel robbery. Lee told the hotel clerk that he was robbing the hotel for his son.

The armed robbery took place around 4:00 Monday morning at the Howard Johnson Inn at 585 Beasley Road. 

The desk clerk says the man pointed a gun at him and demanded money, then jumped over the counter and took it himself.

The clerk says the man took about $1,500.

Police say he then ran from the scene. 

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