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1 robbery suspect arrested, 1 at large after chase

Leon Clemmons Jr. (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office) Leon Clemmons Jr. (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office)

A Garden City man was arrested after an armed robbery on Hester Road.

Effingham County sheriff's deputies received a call from a victim saying he was robbed on Hester Road by two men and was following the suspect vehicle. 

At about 6:30 p.m., deputies made contact with the suspect vehicle and chased the vehicle on Bluejay Road to Herbert Kessler Road. The driver crashed into a small pond. Two black males got out of the car and ran, according to the Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office. 

Deputies performed a search of the area with assistance from a local K9 team and a suspect was found. Leon Clemmons Jr., 19, of Garden City, was arrested and charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Deputies received information that the other suspect was spotted at about noon on March 1 on Hodgeville Road. Another search was conducted by ECSO, Garden City K9, Savannah-Chatham Metro Police helicopter and the suspect was not found.

Witnesses said the suspect was picked up by a woman driving a silver car on Hodgeville Road, according to the sheriff's office. The suspect appeared to be in his early 20s. He was last seen wearing a white tank top, jeans and was barefoot. He goes by the street name Zulu. 

Anyone with information on the suspect's whereabouts is asked to contact the Effingham County Sheriff's Office at 912.754.3449.

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