Robbery suspect arrested in Montgomery

Published 11:01 am Thursday, September 18, 2014

A 44-year-old man who allegedly robbed a Clanton business at gunpoint was arrested Wednesday in Montgomery, according to a Clanton Police Department press release.

Clemmon Barlow of Montgomery is charged with robbing three different Check N Go businesses in Clanton, Auburn and Montgomery.



The Clanton business, located off Logan Road, was the one robbed most recently, on Sept. 12. Barlow allegedly used a similar tactic in all three robberies, even wearing the same clothes in the Clanton robbery as he did in the Auburn robbery.

After the local robbery, Clanton Police Department detectives followed leads and were able to develop the name of the suspect.

CPD South Precinct Detective Sgt. Cameron Bates contacted Montgomery and Auburn detectives and arranged a meeting in Montgomery on Tuesday to share information.

Arrest warrants were obtained, and a search warrant of Barlow’s residence was executed by the Montgomery Robbery/Homicide Bureau. Evidence of the crimes were discovered inside Barlow’s residence off Pike Road in Montgomery County, according to the release.

Barlow learned of his arrest warrant and later turned himself into Montgomery Police at Jackson Hospital.

The suspect was brought back to Clanton and placed in the Chilton County Jail. Bonds were set at $250,000 for first-degree robbery and $10,000 for first-degree theft of property.

A preliminary hearing will be held at 9 a.m. on Oct. 7 with Judge Rhonda Hardesty at the Chilton County Courthouse.

Both Montgomery and Auburn police departments have also secured robbery warrants on Barlow, who was on parole for robbery charges.

Also assisting in the case were the U.S. Marshals and the FBI, according to the release.

“It is great when agencies are able to work together to get those who chose to commit crimes off the streets,” CPD Chief Brian Stilwell said in the release. “We cannot thank Montgomery PD and Auburn PD enough for their help and cooperation. Sgt. Bates and Cpl. (Whitney) Ray did an outstanding job in solving this crime.”