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Man accused of armed robbery, kidnapping in N.C. arrested in Clayton County

Juan Jeville Morris
Juan Jeville Morris

Credit: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

A fugitive was arrested Tuesday in Clayton County and will face charges in a 2018 armed robbery and kidnapping at a North Carolina grocery store, authorities said.

Juan Jeville Morris, 38, of Fairburn, was pulled over on Riverdale Road due to an expired tag, according to the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies quickly learned that he was wanted on three counts of kidnapping and armed robbery.

On June 3, 2018, Morris is accused of robbing a Food Lion grocery store at gunpoint, according to a Union County, N.C., Sheriff’s Office incident report. The store that was targeted is within 20 miles of Charlotte.

Morris forced three employees to move to a back room at gunpoint, leading to the kidnapping charges, according to the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office. The employees opened a safe, allowing Morris to steal $1,100 in cash, the incident report said.

No other information on the incident was available.

As of Tuesday night, he remained in the Clayton County jail awaiting extradition to North Carolina, according to online jail records.

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