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Arrests made in violent robberies of delivery drivers

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Martinus Lamon Williams (Source: LMDC) Martinus Lamon Williams (Source: LMDC)
Derwin Eugene White (Source: LMDC) Derwin Eugene White (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Louisville Metro Police have arrested two men accused of violent assaults on food delivery drivers.

Arrest reports say Martinus Lamon Williams, 18, and Derwin Eugene White, 20, where the men who assaulted a delivery driver for Taste of China in the 1300 block of S. Brook Street around 9:45 p.m. February 11.

After the delivery had been made the report states the driver found Williams inside his vehicle. When he yelled out to Williams, White approached the delivery driver and struck him in the face with a handgun.

White then demanded money from the delivery driver. After getting approximately $100, White made another demand for money and hit the victim several more times in the face with the gun.

When witnesses yelled at Williams and White, police said they fled the scene. Williams ran off after he was spotted by police. Officers found him hiding underneath a parked car in the alley at Brook and Woodbine at 10:45 p.m. A .9mm semiautomatic handgun was found in his jacket pocket.

White fled in the opposite direction and was arrested in the 1300 block of 2nd Street about six minutes later. Police said white continued to fight with officers during his arrest. After being placed in custody, police found a small bag of marijuana on him during a search.

Metro police detectives have also connected White, who was convicted of a felony in Hardin County in August 2013 and was currently on parole, to the robbery of a delivery person on January 22 in the 1800 block of W. Main. During that robbery, the delivery person was also hit with a handgun.

Williams was booked into Louisville Metro Corrections on charges of robbery, fleeing or evading police and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. White was booked on two counts of robbery, fleeing or evading police, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.

Both men are expected to be arraigned February 13.

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