STORE CLERK AND ACCOMPLICE ARRESTED
Clinton Police officers arrested a Lee’s Travel Center clerk and another man in connection with the report of an aggravated robbery of the convenience store on February 5th. Reports say Justin Pennington was working at the 2233 N. Charles G. Seivers Blvd (Clinton) location when a masked man pulled out a knife and told him to open the cash register or he would stab him. Clinton Police Investigator Sgt. Scott Gregory, after reviewing store surveillance and gathering additional information, discovered that the masked man, who was identified as Jacob T. Maiden, took money from the cash register and then placed two bags of suspected narcotics on the counter and left the scene. Store video shows the employee placing the suspected narcotics in his pocket after Maiden leaves the business.
Jacob Maiden was taken into custody on February 6, 2019 and charged with criminal conspiracy, theft of property and manufacture/delivery/sale/possession of methamphetamine.
Justin Pennington was taken into custody on February 6, 2019 and charged with criminal conspiracy, theft of property and possession of schedule II.
Both men are being held at the Anderson County Jail.