Second juvenile charged as adult in October armed robbery


A second juvenile has been charged as an adult in an armed robbery case from October, 2021. Darray Kernard Clayton, 17, has been charged with attempt to commit robbery with a firearm and burglary with assault or battery while armed with a dangerous weapon. Rushunn L. Davis, 20, was previously arrested on November 2 for the same incident, and Tydarious Malik Sheppard, 17, was previously charged as an adult in the case.

The incident took place on October 20 at the Circle K at 1515 N. Main Street. According to Davis’ arrest report, the victim had gone inside the Circle K store when he, Sheppard, and a third suspect (now identified as Clayton) arrived in their car and parked by the gas pumps. Sheppard walked in the store and handed the clerk some money, and when he left the store, he got into the victim’s car and stole a backpack containing several school books and $200 in cash. Davis and Sheppard then got into the victim’s car. After they got out, the victim came out of the store and saw all three of the suspects around his car. All three suspects approached him and began attacking him. The victim said one of the suspects pulled a handgun from his waistband. He was struck several times in the face and head but was able to run away from his attackers. Davis chased after him, demanding that the victim empty his pockets while showing the victim a handgun. The victim raised his hands in fear, and all three suspects got back into their vehicle and drove away. The entire incident was captured on video surveillance.

Clayton is being held on $400,000 bail.

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