Suspected convenience store robber caught

Staff report

CORDOVA — Two Richmond County residents were arrested on Monday in connection with the May 27 robbery of a Cordova convenience store.

Brian Keith Dixon II, 29, of Rockingham, and Melissa Christine Jeffery, 33, of Hamlet, were apprehended by Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigators.

It’s believed that on May 27, Dixon entered with a mask over his face a convenience store on Old Cheraw Highway — incidentally, the same road on which he maintained his residence — and demand money. Police said Dixon did not use a weapon in the occurrence of the crime. Dixon got away — temporarily — with $250 in cash from the cash register.

Authorities said Jeffery assisted Dixon by driving him away from the area after the robbery and helped to conceal his clothing worn during the incident.

Jeffery was also charged with having drug paraphernalia after investigators searched her home. Dixon was arrested and charged with common law robbery. He was ordered held on a $10,000 secure bond and placed in Richmond County Jail.

Jeffery was ordered held under a $1,000 secure bond after being charged with being an accessory after the fact, possession of marijuna paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both Dixon and Jeffery are scheduled to appear on June 18 in Richmond County District Court.

 

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