Men Return to Jail on Armed Robbery Charges

COLUMBUS COUNTY -- Two Columbus County men appear headed down the same path again, back to jail. They were both recently released after serving time for armed robbery, and now both face new charges.

Jerry Williams was released in October. Detectives say he robbed a convenience store and the Dollar General store in Columbus County Saturday afternoon.

John Cothron was released from jail in early November. Detectives say he robbed the Family Dollar in Whiteville Friday.

Both men are in jail under a $100,000 bond.

Reported by Kacey Gaumer