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Robbery suspect is high school student
Eastside junior, 17, charged with robbery and assault Monday
Robbery Scene
Sheriff's deputies respond to an armed robbery call at the Shell Food Mart at Covington Bypass Road and Jackson Highway on Monday afternoon, March 26, 2018. - photo by David Clemons

Editor's note: This story has been changed to reflect an updated address from the one originally provided by the Newton County Sheriff's Office.

COVINGTON, Ga. — The suspect in a robbery of a gas station is a junior at Eastside High School.

Newton County School System officials confirmed 17-year-old Tyrese Corell “Reese” Brumfield, of 1309 Magnolia Heights Circle, Covington, is a student in the system. Brumfield was arrested Monday afternoon, soon after the robbery by knifepoint of the Shell Food Mart at 10724 Covington Bypass Road.

Tyrese Corell Brumfield
Tyrese Corell 'Reese' Brumfield, 17, of Covington, was arrested Monday, March 26, 2018, and charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.
No one was injured in the robbery.

Brumfield allegedly entered the gas station at about 12:45 p.m. Monday and demanded cash from the clerk, who dialed 911 and left the telephone off the hook.

Brumfield was arrested as he allegedly tried to leave the scene. After questioning, he was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of armed robbery.

Armed robbery convictions carry prison sentences of 10 to 20 years in Georgia. For aggravated assault, a conviction may carry a prison term of one to 20 years.

The case remains under investigation, sheriff’s Deputy Michael Greene said.

The gas station is less than 2 miles from Eastside High School.

Sherri Davis, spokeswoman for the Newton County School System, said Monday was a normal school day with no early dismissal.