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Armed robbery suspect arrested near Whiteville

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On Sunday police arrested 20-year-old Jonathan Ferrel Baldwin in connection to robbery with a dangerous weapon. (Source: Columbus County Sheriff's Office) On Sunday police arrested 20-year-old Jonathan Ferrel Baldwin in connection to robbery with a dangerous weapon. (Source: Columbus County Sheriff's Office)

WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) – Whiteville Police have arrested a man who put a gun to a store employee's chest demanding money.

On Sunday police arrested 20-year-old Jonathan Ferrel Baldwin in connection to robbery with a dangerous weapon. According to police, Baldwin walked into the Family Dollar on South Madison Street, put a gun to a clerk's chest, and told her to fill a bag with money.

Just as the clerk was following the gun man's orders, another costumer drove up, spooking Baldwin who fled from the store with no money. Police were able to follow a trail left by Baldwin leading into a nearby wooded area.

Baldwin was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. 

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