Second suspect arrested in armed robbery of Columbus County mini-mart

Second suspect arrested in armed robbery of Columbus County mini-mart

BOLTON, N.C. (WECT) - A man wanted in connection to the July robbery of a Columbus County mini-mart recently was arrested in Mecklenburg County.

Parris Juan Demery, 34, was brought to the Columbus County jail Monday and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault by pointing a gun and possession of a firearm by a felon.

On July 9, deputies responded to Donnie’s Mini Mart on Old Lake Road in Bolton around 11:30 p.m. after receiving reports of an armed robbery.

The victim said two armed men entered the store and demanded money from the register. One of the suspects reportedly fired a gunshot into a wall after storming into the business.

The suspects made off with cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of crash.

Following an investigation, detectives determined Charles Elliott Brown, 26, and Demery conspired to rob the store.

Brown was arrested on Aug. 16 on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault by pointing a gun, possession of a firearm by a convicted felony, and two counts of felony probation violation.

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