Man, 23, charged with Pelham robbery

Published 4:04 pm Monday, January 13, 2014

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

A 23-year-old Birmingham man is being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $120,000 after he was arrested and charged with a Christmas Eve robbery in Pelham.



The Pelham Police Department arrested Romero Deon McMorris, whose address was listed in the 1500 block of Sixth Street North in Birmingham, on Jan. 9 and charged him with one count of first-degree robbery and one county of first-degree burglary.

According to Pelham Police records, McMorris allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint in the 100 block of High Crest Road in Pelham on Dec. 24. McMorris allegedly stole a Ruger .380 pistol valued at $300, a nickel plated .38 revolver valued at $300, a Nevada wristwatch valued at $800, assorted pieces of sterling silver jewelry valued at $1,000, assorted pieces of gold chains and pendants valued at $200, a Dell laptop computer valued at $800 and an Asus laptop computer valued at $800.

McMorris is scheduled to appear in the Shelby County Courthouse for a preliminary hearing in front of Circuit Court Judge Dan Reeves on Feb. 5 at 8:30 a.m., according to court records.

First-degree robbery and first-degree burglary both are Class A felonies. If convicted of the crimes, McMorris could face between 10-99 years in prison per charge.