A man wanted in an alleged armed robbery at a local convenience store was arrested and charged with multiple offenses Wednesday.
According the Bulloch County Sheriff Lynn Anderson, 53-year-old John Michael Young, of Claxton, was taken into custody after an investigation which began Saturday after a clerk at Po Jo’s #2 on Highway 80 East reported an armed robbery. The clerk said a man came into the store around 5 a.m., brandished a handgun and took an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing.
Further investigation led deputies to determine Young was the suspect, and after a search warrant was issued, Bulloch deputies, assisted by Evans County deputies and parole officers, searched Young’s residence at the 11000 block of Daisy-Nevils Highway in Claxton. Enough evidence was recovered at the residence to warrant an arrest, and Young was taken into custody without incident Thursday.
After interviewing Young, deputies charged him with armed robbery, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and concealing identity by wearing a mask, hood or other device.
Young was then taken to the Bulloch County Jail where he is being held without bond pending further judicial action.