A Morriston area man and woman have been arrested in connection with the Sunday, April 22 robbery of the Glencoe Junction Flash Market.
A man who entered the store and demanded money was last seen walking down Highway 289 toward Horseshoe Bend, about 11:30 a.m. on April 22.
The Sharp County Sheriff's Department and Horseshoe Bend Police department were among the agencies who assisted in the Fulton County Sheriff's Department investigation -- which included setting up vehicle checkpoints, road patrols and a search on foot. There was no sign of the man, however.
|The News printed a surveillance photo of the robber which, according to Fulton County Deputy Joe Beshears, helped produce some leads from the public.|
On Thursday, April 6, the department received a call that a man who resembled the robbery suspect was seen walking north on Highway 289 South.
Deputies located Brandon Bingham, and were able to make a positive identification on him as the robber.
Bingham said he was originally from the Thayer, Mo., area, but had been living in the woods around Morriston, because he was dating a woman who lived in Morriston.
Bingham claimed he walked to the convenience store and fled into nearby woods after the robbery.
Ash Flat Police Chief Anthony Wiles advised investigators that Bingham's girlfriend was Brittany Burch, and she was brought in for questioning.
Burch admitted that she dropped Bingham off at the Hillbilly U-Pump at Highway 62-412, after they decided to rob a convenience store.
According to Burch, Bingham walked to the nearby Glencoe Flash Market, since the U-Pump is an automated gas station.
After he committed the robbery. Burch said she picked Bingham up, and they escaped before police responded to the robbery call.
Bingham and Burch are both charged with Robbery and Theft of Property.