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Posted: June 2, 2011 3:26 p.m.

Man charged in Newton store robbery

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Traion West

One of the men authorities were searching for in connection with last week's convenience store robbery has been arrested.

Traion West, 19, has been charged with armed robbery, obstruction and loitering and prowling. A K-9 deputy located him on Sunflower Lane, near Bailey's Food Pride on Salem Road - the area where the robbery occurred.

Dispatch began receiving calls from residents in the area about a suspicious black male ringing doorbells, his description matched the one given by the clerk at the store. When deputies initially tried to make contact with West he fled, throwing money down.

The investigation into the second suspect continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Newton County Sheriff's Office at (678) 625-1400 or online at Tips can be given anonymously.


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