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Armed robbery suspects apprehended by McMinn, Meigs deputies

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ATHENS, TN (WRCB) -- Two suspects believed to have committed an armed robbery at the Clearwater Market at Hwy 307 and County Road 172 were apprehended Sunday by the quick response of McMinn and Meigs County Sheriff's Deputies.
 
According to McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy, the armed robbery occurred just after 1230 PM Sunday, April 1. According to reports, Charles Heddon, of Athens, and Jon Lemons, of Englewood, entered the market with their faces covered in cloth, armed with a knife and a small baseball bat. The suspects threatened the clerk, and took a large amount of cash from the register before fleeing the store in a white Ford Mustang.
 
"Several good things happened to help solve this case," said Sheriff Guy. "K-9 Deputy Randy Gabrel was on patrol and had observed the white Mustang in the store parking lot, and was still nearby when the robbery was reported. A witness also spotted the vehicle, and the entire robbery was caught on the store video system."

"When the suspects fled toward Meigs County on Hwy 305 pursued by our officers, Meigs County Deputies Brad Collins and Billy Long intercepted the Mustang on Hwy 68, and were able to apprehend the suspects near Upper Concord Road after a brief pursuit," he added.
 
Sheriff Guy stated that the weapons and over $900 in cash were recovered from the vehicle, and both suspects matched the descriptions from the store video tapes and from witness accounts. The investigation was led by Detective Sgt Tim Carver and Sgt Jerry Wattenbarger.
 
"This apprehension occurred only minutes after the crime was committed, and it was great work by our officers and our fellow deputies in Meigs County. I spoke with Sheriff Melton and expressed our appreciation at the quick action of Deputy Collins," said Sheriff Guy. "We work closely with our neighboring Sheriffs, because criminals do cross county lines."
 
Both Heddon and Lemons were booked into the McMinn County Justice Center on Aggravated Robber charges on $10,000 bonds. Both will likely face arraignment in General Sessions Court on Monday.

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