** February 16, 2016 Breaking Updates Clarksdale, Ms. Cpl. Couch ** 2nd suspect arrested – More Surgery for Officer – A second suspect was arrested in connection with the robbery that Corporal Couch of the Clarksdale,Ms. Police Department had been investigating.
Fox13 reports that Leandrew Booker has been arrested along with Johnny Robinson Jr. for the robbery of the store. However only Robinson has been charged with the shooting of the officer.
It is believed that both men had committed other acts of armed robbery in the not too distant past as well. More charges may be pending. Booker was picked up by the U.S. Marshalls service just blocks from where a news conference was being given regarding him being a person of interest in the case. He was arrested shortly after the news conference was given.
Officer Couch is still listed in Critical condition. The family told FOX13 he underwent surgery to reattach his eye. It is unreported at this time of any other updates regarding the health status father of 5 at this time.
Clarksdale police telling FOX13 an account has been set up at Regions Bank to benefit Officer Derrick Couch and his family. The account is to help pay medical bills and expenses for the father of 5.
Meredith Fava of Clarksdale tells us her family set up the account because they have a lot of police officers who are friends. Donations can be made at any Regions bank. Chief Whitt Read tells FOX13 he has been overwhelmed with support. The account had garnered 1200 dollars as it opened this morning.
Any donations can be dropped off at the Mayor’s Office or deposited at any Regions Bank account #0234115633. Make all checks payable to Chris Favi/Benefits of Derrick Couch.
The address of the Mayor is:
Mayor Bill Luckett
121 Sunflower Avenue, Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614
Mailing Address: Post Office Box 940, Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614
To make donations online you can go to ChrisFava/BenefitsfirDerrickCouch