UPDATED: Shell station on SR 73 robbed again

By John Hamilton - jhamilton@wnewsj.com

WILMINGTON — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an armed robbery.

Col. Brian Prickett of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the Shell gas station on SR 73 near I-71 was robbed at about 1 a.m. Tuesday. The suspect has been described as a black male who displayed a firearm.

No further details were provided. Authorities are still investigating the incident.

Last summer, two suspects were arrested in relation to an armed robbery at the same station. The suspects — 61-year-old James Clifton and 56-year-old Levi Cutcher — were arrested after a pursuit after deputies were dispatched to another reported armed robbery at the Shell station on U.S. 68 North near I-71.

Clifton was sentenced last month to a mandatory 14-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery. A trial is scheduled for Cutcher beginning August 4.


By John Hamilton