Accused pawn shop shooters in court

Korrey Jones
Korrey Jones
Antwon Benton
Antwon Benton
Damien Singleton
Damien Singleton

By Don Logana - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Three men accused of shooting two pawn shop clerks will remain behind bars.

A judge denied bond for the three men as the pawn shop's owners, and employees, can rest a little easier.

Two weeks ago, three men walked into Welsh's Pawn Shop on Skidaway Road, shot two clerks, in the arm and the back of the head, and robbed the store.

On Friday, December 3 Savannah-Chatham Metro Police arrested the men they think are responsible. Korrey Jones, Antwon Benton and Damien Singleton have been charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

All three men appeared in court Monday afternoon. A judge made sure all three would remain there, as bond was denied.

"We're going to have our guard up but tensions have lowered," David Epstein told WTOC.

WTOC spoke with Welsh's general manager, David Epstein, this past weekend. He told us the clerks are recovering and should be ok.

For two weeks, police searched for the suspects, with a reward hitting close to $18,000.

While some believe a Crimestoppers tip, and the reward, may have helped the case, Epstein is happy someone was caught for the crime, for his well being, his employees, and others.

"It will ease their minds and they can rest assured for the holidays that they will be okay," Epstein said.

Jones, Benton and Singleton will remain in the Chatham County Jail. Their next appearance in court will be December 21.

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