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Second suspect arrested for Aberdeen armed robbery

Kentrell Gardner

This article has been updated.

Posted: Jan. 4, 2019 10:30 AM
Updated: Jan. 7, 2019 9:16 AM

Update 1/5/18 5:28 p.m.

Acting Aberdeen Police Chief Quinell Shumpert confirms the second suspect was arrested Saturday, Jan. 5.


Anthony Strong | Photo: Monroe County Jail

Kentrell Gardner, 27, is charged with two counts of armed robbery and simple assault.

See the original post below. 

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - One person has been arrested for a Thursday night armed robbery in Aberdeen.

Acting Aberdeen Police Chief Quinell Shumpert says the incident happened sometime near 8 p.m. at a barbershop on Hardy Street.

He said two men walked into the barbershop with guns and demanded money from the shop’s owner.

The owner told WTVA he knows the robbers and thought the incident was a joke at first.

When the shop’s owner handed over money, a robber hit the owner with a gun.

The owner was taken to a hospital and later released.

Shumpert says Anthony Strong, 19, was arrested.

They are looking for another suspect. However, Shumpert did not want to identify that person at this time.

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