Two men arrested following reported robbery on Frisco Trail

Marquis Deconta Simmons

Washington County Sheriff’s office

Mickey Joe Neighbors

Fayetteville police arrested two men in connection with a reported robbery on Frisco Trail shortly before 1 a.m. on Wednesday.

Mickey Joe Neighbors, 21, of Alma and Marquis Deconta Simmons, 20, of Fayetteville each face charges of aggravated robbery, theft of property, and loitering.

A preliminary police report states that Neighbors and Simmons attacked a man on the trail after the victim reportedly walked into the two men near the Maple Street crossing. According to the report, the victim said Neighbors hit him in the face, knocking him out. When he awoke, he told police he saw Neighbors removing his shoes while Simmons pointed a gun at him and told him not to talk.

Police found Neighbors and Simmons running south on Wilson Avenue near Wilson Park shortly after the incident. According to the report, Neighbors was carrying a pair of light green and black Adidas shoes and Simmons appeared to be concealing an item under his shirt. Once stopped, police said Simmons threw something into a bush that was later discovered to be a 32-caliber handgun.

Neighbors and Simmons were arrested and taken to the Washington County Detention Center.

Kelly Cantrell, Washington County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, said the two men were being held on $50,000 bond.