Posted: Friday, May 25th 2012 at 11:07am
Suspect arrested in convenience store robbery
By Dean Dyer, WRWH
CLEVELAND - A suspect has been charged in connection with the April 27 armed robbery of a convenience store on North Main Street.
Police Chief John Foster said warrants were taken Wednesday for Jeremiah Wayne Wendt, 32, of Bryant Street in Cleveland.
According to Foster, Wendt has been charged with armed robbery, false imprisonment and aggravated assault in connection with the incident at the Chevron Convenience Store North.
Chief Foster said a lot of man hours were involved in pinpointing the suspect.
"We spent a lot of nights pulling surveillance on different convenience stores; we continued to work the case and the evidence in the case.”
Wendt is currently being held on unrelated charges in the Hall County Detention Center. According to Foster, Wendt was identified by the store clerk in a suspect lineup. Foster said the witness recognized Wendt almost immediately. Foster said they are still looking at the evidence and investigating, but he doesn’t think anyone else was involved.
No one was injured in the incident and the detailed description of the suspect provided by the clerk lead to an artist sketch that was well- publicized in the area.
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