Alleged robber found… in county jail
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 18, 2004
EUTAW – A burglary suspect Greene County Sheriff’s deputies have been searching for since March was located – in they county’s jail.
Demetrius Stewart 28, of Eutaw, wanted in connection with two robberies at the Trackside BP Station near Greenetrack, has been in the county jail for about a month on charges of burglary third degree and receiving stolen property.
On Thursday, the two additional charges were added.
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Sheriff Johnny L. Isaac said Stewart was charged with two counts of robbery first degree for the crimes committed on March 4 and 13. He also said his bond was set at $15,000 for each offense.
“This makes his total bond for all four offenses about $50,000,” Isaac said.
On March 13, a black male entered the station on Martin Luther King Boulevard between 5:30 a.m. and 5:45 a.m., Isaac said. He pointed a gun at the cashier and got away with approximately $350 in cash.
An unnamed local resident is being investigated as a possible suspect, he said.
On March 4, a lone black male entered the station at 12:30 a.m. He covered his face with part of his shirt and was armed with a small semi-automatic pistol, Isaac said.
He demanded money from cashier Wendy Parrish, taking about $800 from the register. He left on foot running toward the old Wishbone Restaurant.
“We knew it was him for a while now, but we had to delay the charges for a little bit,” Isaac said.