Bay County Arrest

A Panama City Beach man is in jail for the robbery of two convenience stores.

Bay County Sheriff's Office arrested 38-year-old Aric Anthony Jones for a late night and an early morning robbery.

Deputies responded to the Express Lane Wednesday after 11 p.m. in reference to a robbery where a white male demanded money and got away on foot.

Later, officials responded to another similar robbery at the Pop-In Convenience Store.

Investigators developed Jones as a suspect and witnesses identified him.

Jones told investigators he committed the robberies because of his addiction to crack cocaine.