Created on Thursday, 18 July 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
A Sidney man and woman have been charged in Friday’s robbery of Village Pantry, 200 E. Sandusky Ave.
Dwayne Johnson, 45, and Michele M. Davis, 33, each face aggravated robbery charges.
He has been lodged in the Shelby County Jail on a parole violation for forgery since Friday afternoon, while she remains free pending an indictment.
Detectives with the Bellefontaine Police Department worked with the Sidney Police Department and an eyewitness here to identify the suspects.
Local authorities held off filing charges as they reviewed the evidence collected thus far.
The male suspect allegedly robbed a gas station in Lewisburg several days before striking a convenience store in Sidney on Thursday morning.
In Bellefontaine, he allegedly entered Village Pantry around 1:10 a.m., displayed a handgun and demanded cash. He ran southward from the business to a waiting car allegedly driven by the female suspect.
Sidney police, along with other area law enforcement, were alerted of the robbery. They were able to locate the suspects.
A replica handgun was recovered, but it is not known if any money from the robberies was found by Sidney officers.
Local detectives report the male suspect has multiple prior burglary and robbery convictions.
SEE WEDNESDAY'S STORY: BREAKING NEWS: Two charged in Village Pantry robbery