Clinton Police Department officers arrested a Lee’s Travel Center clerk and another man in connection with the report of an aggravated robbery of the convenience store on February 5, the CPD said in a post published on Facebook.
Reports said Justin Pennington was working at the store at 2233 North Charles G. Seivers Boulevard in Clinton when a masked man pulled out a knife and told him to open the cash register or he would stab him, the CPD said.
Clinton Police Department Investigator Sergeant Scott Gregory, after reviewing store surveillance and gathering more information, discovered that the masked man, who was identified as Jacob T. Maiden, took money from the cash register and then placed two bags of suspected narcotics on the counter and left the scene, the CPD said.
“Store video shows the employee placing the suspected narcotics in his pocket after Maiden leaves the business,” the department said.
Maiden was taken into custody on February 6 and charged with criminal conspiracy, theft of property, and manufacture/delivery/sale/possession of methamphetamine, the CPD said.
Pennington was also taken into custody on February 6, and he was charged with criminal conspiracy, theft of property, and possession of schedule II drugs, the CPD said.
Both men are being held at the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton, the department said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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