CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — A man has been convicted for the armed robbery of a Canton jewelry store ten years ago.
On Friday, Dec. 8, a Cherokee County jury convicted Erin Stephon Arms, 39, of stealing more than $50,000 worth of jewelry from the Cartersville Jewelry Exchange.
According to the Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office, Arms entered the store on Nov. 22, 2013, wearing a mask, gloves, and a red Alabama sweatshirt.
[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]
Inside the store, the DA’s Office said Arms pointed a gun at two employees and ordered them to get on the floor.
They said he then drove away in a Ford truck with more than $50,000 worth of jewelry.
The DA’s Office said Arms tossed his sweatshirt and gloves away on an on-ramp to Interstate 575.
A good Samaritan reported the discarded items to police, who collected them for DNA evidence.
- Atlanta woman’s bank account closed after they can’t verify $5k+ student loan refund
- 3 killed, including mother and 14-year-old son, in Gwinnett crash
- 2 men charged with shooting, killing 20-year-old outside Gwinnett shopping center
A gun was also recovered near where the truck was abandoned before Arms drove away in another vehicle.
The case was solved thanks to DNA from those items matching DNA from Arms.
During the trial, 12 witnesses testified and more than 80 exhibits were presented including DNA evidence, the gun used in the robbery, and surveillance video from the store.
Arms will be sentenced in the future.
[SIGN UP: WSB-TV Daily Headlines Newsletter]
IN OTHER NEWS:
©2023 Cox Media Group