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1 Jailed, Another Sought In Clarksville Armed Robbery

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Posted at 9:29 AM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 11:35:42-04

One suspect has been apprehended and another remains at large in connection with an armed robbery at a Clarksville market. 

The incident happened around 8:40 p.m. Saturday at the Excell Market on Ashland City Road.

Montgomery County sheriff’s officials said two men entered and demanded the employees load a trash bag with money from the register and safe.

Surveillance video from inside the store showed one of the men holding a gun to the back of a customer’s head.

Police said four customers inside were forced into a bathroom at gunpoint. They said a fifth customer who walked in on the robbery had a gun placed at his head and also forced into the bathroom. A sixth person, who was in the parking lot, was reportedly forced into the building as the suspects fled the scene. 

The suspects got away with $7,437 in cash, $4,255 in checks and credit card receipts, eight cartons of cigarettes, and eight boxes of cigars from the store.

They also reportedly stole cell phones and $660 from customers in the store. 

Investigators said 20-year-old Antonio Deshaun Grooms was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with three counts of aggravated robbery, five counts of aggravated kidnapping, three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and one count of aggravated assault and theft of property. 

His bond was set at $1,250,000.

They said 20-year-old James Lucas Lame Williams is still at large.

He’s wanted for three counts of aggravated robbery, five counts of aggravated kidnapping, three counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, one count of aggravated assault and theft of property in connection with this crime.

According to authorities, Williams also has a hold without bond warrant for violation of probation.

Anyone with information was asked to call 911 or Investigator Geoff Blanchard at 931-648-0611, extension 13408.