Motel 6 guest robs front desk, gives money away

Brandon McDurmon

Brandon McDurmon

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Lakeland man is behind bars after he robbed a Motel 6.

According to authorities, Brandon McDurmon had been staying at the motel in the 9800 block of Huff N Puff for approximately 21 days when he robbed the front desk.

The incident happened Monday afternoon.

The employee told police she was working the front desk when McDurmon, who she immediately recognized, pulled out a gun and demanded cash from the register.

When law enforcement finally took him into custody after a short chase, McDurmon said he had given the money to a woman.

It’s unclear if he gave police the woman’s name or location.

McDurmon was charged with aggravated robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

He appeared in court on Tuesday.