815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801


Henry Reyes                              Wendell Johnson

    Chief of Police                    Public Affairs Administrator

(256) 427-7001                       (256) 427-7043  

      Special Operations             North Precinct              West Precinct        South Precinct
         (256) 427-7157               (256) 746-4111           (256) 427-5461     (256) 213-4503


Huntsville Police Charge Man With Five Commercial Robberies/Theft


Huntsville, Alabama (May 2, 2007) Investigators with the Huntsville Police Department’s West Precinct have charged a Huntsville man with 5 recent robberies in the area. Police spokesman Wendell Johnson said Officer Gerald Johnson spotted a maroon van driven by a male matching the description of a suspect in 5 commercial robberies within the past 24 hours. Officer Johnson attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspect drove off into an alley and fled on foot. Officer Johnson caught the suspect and arrested him. After questioning, 30-year-old Derek Gregory Clay was charged with in the following cases;


Shell Food Mart - 6150 University Drive (Robbery 1st Degree)

Ed’s Discount - 3906 Triana Blvd (Robbery 1st Degree)

Shell Food Mart – 3315 Governor’s Drive (Robbery 3rd Degree)

Conoco – 2100 Drave Avenue (Robbery 3rd Degree)

Tobacco Express – Bob Wallace and Triana (Theft)


He was booked into the Madison County Metro jail, no bond has been set as of Wednesday morning.