40 year old Theodus Mario Whitmore and 25 year old Martral Seaberry both of Brownsville, pleaded guilty in Madison County Circuit Court, Division III in connection with a July 2009 robbery of an 81-year-old man.
Whitmore entered a guilty plea on Friday, March 12. He was sentenced to 10 years for Robbery and eight years for Identity Theft. Sentences will run concurrently for an effective sentence of 10 years in the Tennessee Department of Correction. He will be eligible for release after serving 45 percent.
Back on January 11, Seaberry was sentenced to four years for Facilitation of Robbery and four years for Identity Theft. These sentences will run consecutive to one another for an effective sentence of eight years. He must serve six months in the Madison County Jail and then be placed on supervised probation for the remainder of his sentence.
On July 22, 2009, around 5:23 p.m., Jackson Police received a call of a robbery. An 81-year-old man had just entered the vestibule of Kroger at 941 North Parkway when a man, later identified by investigators as Theodus Mario Whitmore, walked up behind him and put both hands in the victim's pockets. When the victim turned around, Whitmore told him to "shut up". Whitmore then took his wallet and ran away.
About 20 minutes later, Whitmore and another man, identified as Martral Seaberry, entered Highland Express at 2325 North Highland Avenue and attempted to purchase beer with the robbery victim's stolen credit card. The clerk became suspicious and asked to see identification. Seaberry showed him a U.S. passport that did not match the name on the credit card. When the clerk questioned him further, he told the clerk that the credit card belonged to his father at Kroger. The clerk voided the transaction and threatened to call police. Both men then left. Seaberry was later arrested on July 27 and Whitmore on September 28.