Local law officers thwart McDonald’s armed robbery attempt

NEMiss.news New Albany MS McDonald's attempted robbery Badie
Alivia Badie, 21
July 27th, 2020     Featured General News

Five employees of a New Albany McDonald’s were terrorized Thursday night by a 5 ft.-5 in. female brandishing a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic pistol.

At 11:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, Union County 911 received a report of an armed robbery in progress at McDonald’s Restaurant, 199 Highway 30 West, in New Albany.

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Miktavious White, 24

Alivia Badie, age 21, of 176 Kitchen Lane, Ecru, had entered the McDonald’s with a loaded 9 mm Glock autoloader. She was accompanied by a male subject.

The two ordered all the McDonald’s employees “on the floor.” The workers were forced to hand over their cell phones to Badie and her accomplice.

Units of the Union County Sheriff’s Office (UCSO) and the New Albany Police Department (NAPD) responded immediately to the 911 call.

Union County Deputy Sheriff, Chris Whiteside, who was patrolling on the west side of New Albany, headed toward the McDonald’s. As Whiteside sped east on Bankhead Street, he noticed suspicious activity about 200 yards northwest of McDonald’s on the south side of Bankhead St., just west of Highway 30. Whiteside alerted other law enforcement officers and helped coordinate their actions.

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Derionte Johnson, 18

Some law enforcement units went directly to McDonald’s. Others joined Whiteside near the “old truck stop” just west of the Highway 30/Bankhead St. intersection.

Two other male subjects were waiting in an automobile, where Whiteside had spotted them.

Badie and the male subject with her left the McDonald’s and made their way behind the BNA Bank branch to the waiting car.

As the result of alert action by NAPD and UCSO officers, all four subjects were apprehended at the waiting car.




Badie still had the 9mm pistol in her possession when she was arrested.

Badie was charged with three counts of attempted armed robbery. Her bond was set at $100,000 on each of the three counts. As of Monday afternoon, July 27, she remains in the Union County jail.

Also arrested were:

  • Miktavious White, male, age 24, 104 Bienville Circle, Tupelo. White is charged with three counts of attempted armed robbery. His bond was set at $25,000 bond on each count. White posted bond and was released from the Union County jail Sunday, July 26.
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    Tadarious McIntosh, 21

    Derionte Johnson, male, age 18, of 247 South Thomas St., Tupelo, was arrested and charged with three counts attempted armed robbery. His bond was set at $25,000 for each count. Johnson made bond and was released from jail Saturday, July 25.

  • Tadarious McIntosh, male, age 21, 533 Marcia St., Pontotoc, was also charge with three counts attempted armed robbery and bond was set at $25,000 on each count. However, McIntosh did not post bond. He was released to the Mississippi Department of Corrections, which had a hold on him because of a prior felony charge.

Are there any damned fools out there who want to “defund the police” in New Albany and Union County?

-Jerry Shiverdecker

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Pat Norman says:

Probably these guys want police defunded!

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