Covington County Robbery

A man on parole for a life sentence is one of four suspects accused of holding up a Covington County business. It happened at the Gant Lake Grocery Store.

James Mitchell was out on parole at the time of the robbery. Tammy Wiggington, Melinda Toro, and an unnamed male juvenile are reported accomplices. Each is charged with 1st degree robbery. Mitchell will soon face additional charges.

The three adults are in the Covington County Jail awaiting first appearance. The juvenile is being held at a youth detention facility.

Prior to the robbery, Gant city officials were expected to discuss hiring a police officer.

One official says now the meeting will take place right away.


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