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Two people arrested in connection to robberies in Southport area

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Jessica Joann Barnes (Source: Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Office) Jessica Joann Barnes (Source: Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Office)
Brittany Nichole Watson (Source: Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Office) Brittany Nichole Watson (Source: Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Office)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office have arrested two individuals in connection to armed robberies in the Southport area, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say the robberies occurred between Monday, Aug. 26 and Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Jessica Joann Barnes, 18, of Southport, has been charged with one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of first degree burglary and two counts of second degree kidnapping.

Barnes is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $500,000 bond.

Brittany Nichole Watson, 21, of Southport, has been charged with one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of first degree burglary and two counts of second degree kidnapping.

Watson is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $500,000 bond.

Detectives are still looking for Timothy Ne'Kos McMillian, 21, of Wilmington. McMillan is wanted for similar charges of robbery, burglary and kidnapping, also in the Southport area.

In addition, detectives are looking for Tiffany Parish, 20, of Wilmington, who is a person of interest in the armed robbery investigation. Parish has active warrants and is currently wanted for an unrelated larceny charge.

Police say the investigation is still active and ongoing, and addition arrests are expected. Anyone with information should contact Detective Marc Derr at (910) 880-4951 or Detective Holly Locklear at (910) 880-4950.

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