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Johnson charged with robbing two convenience stores in Thayer

THAYER -- Additional charges have been filed against a Mammoth Spring man after he confessed to robbing the Flash Market convenience store in Thayer.

Charged with first degree robbery and armed criminal action is Jesse Johnson, 17, of Mammoth Spring.

Johnson, while in the custody of the Thayer Police Department April 2, confessed to robbing Flash Market. Johnson was being held in connection with the burglary of the Bullseye Convenience Store in Thayer during the early morning hours of April 1.

Thayer Police Chief Frank Bernard said that what made him suspicious that Johnson might have been involved in the January robbery, was that the same type of gun, a .44 magnum, was used in both robberies. Bernard said Johnson got away with $600 when he robbed Flash Market.

Last week Johnson was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and armed criminal action after he is alleged to have robbed the Bullseye Convenience Store in Thayer.

A customer, 70-year-old Philip Berkley of Boliver, Mo. was shot in the leg after he entered the store during the robbery. Johnson is in the Oregon County Jail at Alton with a bond set at $400,000.

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