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Athens Police Arrest Suspect Charged With Two Separate Robberies

By  | January 9, 2019 | Filed under: News

Vantella Lamont Malone

ATHENS-On Tuesday, January 8 Police Chief Floyd Johnson of the Athens Police Department issued a statement concerning the arrest of a suspect who was taken into custody and has been charged in two separate robberies:

“Early this morning (Tuesday, January 8) shortly before 2:00 the police department received a call of a robbery at Murphy USA on US 31 South.

When officers arrived the clerk said a black male demanded the money and then pushed her to the ground. He then took money from the register and left the scene. She gave officers a description of the suspect.

A few minutes later Lt. Dusty Meadows saw a male fitting the description walking on US 31.  When Meadows pulled over the male ran into the field behind Wal-Mart. Meadows chased the male and was able to take him into custody behind the ABC store. Vantella Lamont Malone was charged with robbery 3rd degree. He was also arrested on a warrant for theft of property 1st degree for taking a coin purse and $103.00 from a person on January 5, 2018. The theft took place at J-Mart on Us 72 at Hines Street.

Investigator Jonathan Caldwell investigated the case and obtained the warrant. In both cases the victims were not injured. Malone was booked at the police department and transferred to the county jail.”

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