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Two Collins men arrested, charged with series of recent robberies

Keenan Williams Keenan Williams
Martel Barnes Martel Barnes
COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Two Collins men are in jail following their arrests in connection with the latest rash of armed robberies in the Hub City.

Martel Barnes, 21, and Keenan Williams, 32, are charged with robbing a Chevron Station on Old Highway 11, The Fast Trac on Oak Grove Road, and the Dollar General on Highway 49 North - all within the last week.

Police say they received a tip and stopped a vehicle Wednesday night. The driver was detained, but the passenger jumped out and ran. Barnes, the driver, was held for questioning and Williams was apprehended in Covington County on Thursday night.

Both are being held in the Lamar County Jail.

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