FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. - A month after two kids walking down the street were robbed at gunpoint in Fernandina Beach, a suspect is in custody.
Corey Gene Eaton, 18, and Wilbert Morris Jr. allegedly robbed two juveniles at gunpoint on May 18 in the 1000 block of Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach, according to a press release from the Fernandina Police Department.
Eaton and Morris allegedly used a car to block the kids on a the street to rob them. Eaton is accused of brandishing a Tech-9 semi-automatic handgun at two juveniles, demanding they get in his car, while Morris opened a back door ordering the boys to get in.
The juveniles refused the get in the car, the release detailed, and instead offered up their cell phones and their money instead. Eaton, the alleged driver of the car, took the items from the kids and sped off.
Although Eaton attempted to cover his face with a pink bandana, the victims were able to provide police with a physical description of both suspects and a partial license plate number of the suspect vehicle. The description given for the driver matched that of an individual recently suspected of stealing a Tec-9 handgun.
Eaton is currently being held in the Nassau County Jail on more than $225,000 bond, on charges that include attempted kidnap, armed robbery, grand theft and grand theft of a firearm.
An arrest warrant is expected to be issued for Wilbert Morris.
First Coast News