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Three suspects arrested in truck stop robbery

Three men have been arrested following a truck stop robbery in Pine Hill.

The robbery happened just after 3 a.m. on June 28 when two masked gunmen entered the Old School Truck Stop on Alabama 10 in Pine Hill, according to Pine Hill Police Chief John Brown.

Two female clerks were held at gunpoint by one of the robbers, while the other ransacked the cash register and counter, Brown said. A customer called police.

The suspects were caught after a brief search, assisted by numerous agencies, Brown said.

Kendrick Lamont Ransom, 30, of Thomasville was charged with first-degree armed robbery and receiving stolen property.

Detarris Denish, 18, of Pine Hill was charged with first-degree armed robbery and receiving stolen propery.

Antonio D. Ausbon, 22, of Pine Hill was charged with first-degree armed robbery, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief and attempting to elude police. He was also arrested on two charges of distribution of a controlled substance from Marengo County.

“When violent crimes of this nature happen, it takes a combined effort from law enforcement agencies from the surrounding areas,” said Brown. “It benefits all the surrounding cities and counties when criminal are taken into custody fast to keep them from continuing their crime spree.”