Man suspected of Jemison robbery arrested (updated)By Staff Reports Published 11:14am Monday, July 22, 2013
A suspect connected with a convenience store robbery in Jemison and car theft in Clanton over the weekend was arrested at 10 a.m. on Monday by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.
Shannon Loyd Crumpton was taken into custody for an outstanding felony escape warrant for escaping Red Eagle Work Center, a work release program in Montgomery.
Crumpton was also identified as the suspect in the robbery of the Interstate 65 Exit 219 Chevron in Jemison on July 21 and a car theft in Clanton on July 20.
Jemison Police Department Deputy Chief Marc McMinn said JPD responded to a call at the Chevron from the store clerk who called shortly after midnight. McMinn said Crumpton walked into the Jemison convenience store and waited for customers to leave before approaching the clerk with a note asking for the money to be placed in a bag.
After the clerk followed Crumpton’s instructions, Crumpton fled in his getaway car, a tan 2000 Chevrolet Malibu, stolen earlier Saturday evening from Clanton.
Clanton Police Department Chief Brian Stilwell said a vehicle was stolen from a residence at Park Drive South, just off Yellowleaf Road, shortly after 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
Stillwell said the victim of the vehicle theft told police she had just arrived home and left her keys in the door to the residence.
After she remembered the keys, about 15 minutes later, she found the keys and the car missing.
McMinn said officers were able to review surveillance cameras at the Chevron and determine that Crumpton was the individual involved in the robbery.
Officers also determined the car Crumpton was driving matched the description of the stolen car in Clanton.
“We were able to piece everything together because the security cameras at the gas station worked,” McMinn said. “It is a great tool. Surveillance cameras help tremendously in situations like this because we were able to review them and determine who the individual was.”
Crumpton also robbed a convenience store in Shelby County on July 21.
In both robberies, Crumpton was wearing a Chilton County High School football shirt and shorts.
The unoccupied car was later found on the night of July 21.