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Armed robbery suspect turns himself in

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Antonial Kirkland (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office) Antonial Kirkland (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office)
Leon Clemmons (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office) Leon Clemmons (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office)
SPRINGFIELD, GA (WTOC) -

A Springfield armed robbery suspect who fled from deputies turned himself in to police Monday afternoon. Police say Antonial Kirkland, 18, of Springfield, is now in custody and in the Effingham County Jail.

On April 30, deputies responded to an armed robbery on Highway 30. The victim was robbed and hit with a pistol.

A deputy spotted the suspects' vehicle on Blue Jay Road. As the deputy turned around on the vehicle, the suspects fled the area and led deputies on a chase, according to the ECSO. They took off down Blue Jay Road, crashed into a wooded area and into a pond.

During a search later that night, ECSO found one of the suspects, Leon Clemmons, 18, of Springfield. He was arrested and charged with armed robbery.

Kirkland has been charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, felony fleeing, eluding a law enforcement officer, and several other traffic charges.

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