Man suspected of Jemison robbery arrested

Published 11:18 am Monday, July 22, 2013

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By Stephanie Brumfield | Shelby County Reporter

The suspect in the robbery of two convenience stores this weekend, including one in Jemison, was taken into custody by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Monday, July 22 at 10 a.m., according to a press release from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect, Shannon Loyd Crumpton, was taken into custody for an outstanding felony escape warrant for escaping from a work release program in Montgomery, the press release said. Sheriff’s deputies also identified Crumpton as the suspect in the robberies of a Shelby convenience store July 21 and a Jemison convenience store July 20.

In another press release by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office released earlier this morning, deputies reportedly found the getaway car used in the convenience store robberies late July 21. The car was found on the night of July 21 in “deep woods,” according to the press release. The car was found unoccupied.

The suspect in both robberies was wearing a Chilton County High School football shirt and shorts and left in cars matching the same description. A 2000 model Chevrolet Malibu was reported stolen in Clanton early on July 21, and it matches the getaway vehicle in both robberies in style and color. The Alabama tag on the stolen car is 14A78M1.

Check later, and Wednesday’s newspaper, for more on this developing story, including the connections to North Chilton County.