BREAKING: Arrests made in Shell armed robbery

By AMANDA SEXTON FERGUSON,

Three men have been charged with the February 29 armed robbery of the Shell gas station in Vaiden, and additional charges are pending for the armed robberies of the Dollar General store in Black Hawk.

Robert Solomon, 21, of Lexington, Javantae Rowe, 20, of Tchula, and a 16-year-old juvenile, who is being charged as an adult, are facing two counts of armed robbery in connection with the Shell gas station burglary, announced Carroll County Sheriff Clint Walker today.  The arrests were made with the assistance of the Leflore County Sheriff’s Department and the Holmes County Sheriff’s Department on Friday, March 6.

“All three are charged with two counts of armed robbery that occurred at the Shell gas station in Vaiden on February 29, 2020, where the store was robbed at gunpoint and also a customer was robbed at gunpoint,” Walker said.

Carroll County Justice Court Judge Tinesha Erve-Earnest set bond for all three suspects at $200,000 each.

Walker also stated that charges for the Dollar General store in Black Hawk are pending.

Around 5:30 a.m. on February 29, two men in masks entered the Shell gas station, located at 33649 Highway 35 in Vaiden, and held guns to the heads of a clerk and customer in the store.  The robbers fled with the money in the cash register, approximately $100, and a box of Black and Mild cigars.

Walker said the robbers fled the scene in a dark-colored Chevrolet Impala and were last seen heading south on Interstate 55.

For more information on this story, see Thursday’s edition of The Conservative.

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