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Statesboro man arrested, linked to The Country Store armed robbery
Quentin Rodriguez Wilson

             A man police say is responsible for two local convenience store armed robberies is behind bars, facing charges from two separate law enforcement agencies.
        Quentin Rodriguez Wilson, 27, Donaldson Street, is charged in both the June 26 armed robbery of The Country Store on Brannen Drive and Cypress Lake Road, as well as Monday's armed robbery of Parker's Endzone on Lanier Drive, said Bulloch County Chief Deputy Jared Akins.
        Bulloch County Sheriff's Inv. Walter Deal charged Wilson with armed robbery, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in connection to the robbery of The Country Store. Charges by the Statesboro Police Department against Wilson are pending.
        Statesboro police officers responded to the Parker's convenience store around 5:45 a.m. Monday, where "it was reported to the responding officers that an unknown black male armed with a handgun came into the store."
        The suspect "then held persons in the store at gun point while demanding money and items from the store," before fleeing on foot, said Statesboro Police Deputy Chief Rob Bryan, who also is the interim chief.
        Bulloch County Sheriff's investigators were actively seeking the suspect in the Brannen Drive incident since it occurred, Akins said. In that robbery, "A black male entered the store with a handgun and robbed it before fleeing," he said. "Since that point investigators have worked to identify the suspect."
        In a partnership with Statesboro police, who were investigating the Parkers Endzone robbery "detectives and investigators were able to develop information connecting Wilson with both armed robberies," Akins said.
        Officers from both departments were able to locate Wilson at an apartment complex on Chandler Road in Statesboro Tuesday and take him into custody.
        "A subsequent search of an apartment in the complex led to the discovery of additional evidence tying Wilson to the case," he said.
        The arrest is an example of the solid working relationship between local law enforcement agencies, he said.
        "This case highlights the joint work that law enforcement agencies in Bulloch County do on a daily basis," Akins said.         "Criminals do not care about jurisdictional lines, and law enforcement agencies cannot either. Joint cases like this remove dangerous offenders like Wilson, who has previously served time for a robbery according to the Georgia Department of Corrections, from our community."


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