Bibb investigators arrest one armed robbery suspect, second suspect flees
Bibb County investigators arrested a Macon man on armed robbery charges Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, a second suspect escaped after an armed robbery earlier in the morning at the BP gas station, 4739 Houston Road.
Two additional men also are still at large.
Joseph Erik Clance, 24, of Macon, was charged with armed robbery and an unrelated charge from a State Court bench warrant. He is being held in the Bibb County jail without bond.
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Randy “Judd” Dewayne Barnett Jr., 18, of Macon, fled the motel when investigators arrived. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and white tennis shoes. He didn’t have a shirt on when he fled.
Investigators received a tip that two of the four suspects in the robbery were at the Days Inn off Jeffersonville Road.
A search warrant was served, and investigators recovered lottery tickets, tobacco products, a 9 mm handgun, cellphones, marijuana, several pills and $364.75 in cash.
Investigators are still searching for two other white male suspects in the robbery. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 478-751-7500 or Macon Regional Crimestoppers at 877-68-CRIME.