Man and teen arrested after Searcy robbery

Carlos Anton Mellon (Source: Searcy Police Department)
Carlos Anton Mellon (Source: Searcy Police Department)

SEARCY, AR (KAIT) –A man and a teenager were arrested after a robbery at a convenience store inSearcy.

Searcy policeresponded to the Valero gas station on South Benton Sunday night in referenceto a robbery. According to the news release, police were told two male suspectscame into the store wearing hoodies and bandanas over their faces around 10:45p.m. They entered store with handguns and demanded money.

Witnesses toldpolice the two ran from the business with an undisclosed amount of cash stuffedinside a drawstring bag.

One of the suspectsidentified as Carlos Anton Mellon, 28, of Searcy was found under a bridgeduring a search of the area. According to police, an officer chased Mellon who had a gun in hishand. Mellon was taken into custody after trying to get into a nearby home.

A 14-year-old boywas also arrested after police say he was trying to get into Kroger on RaceStreet. Officers then found the drawstring bag in a trash can at the grocerystore.

Mellon was taken tothe White County Jail and was charged with aggravated robbery, felon inpossession of a firearm and theft by receiving. His bond was set at $100,000and he will appear in court on January 7.

The teen was takento the White River Juvenile Center in Batesville. He was charged withaggravated robbery. His name was not released.

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