Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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November 22, 2006

Trio nabbed in Roses Grocery robbery

Two assailants flee, leaving third behind

It was a mess from the get-go and things didn't get better for three bungling would-be robbers who escaped for a brief amount of time with a rural country store's receipt box. Two of the trio fled, leaving a third man behind and now all face robbery charges.

Danny Wayne Harville, 32, 1383 Buckner Rd., Monterey, Roger Dale Shelton, 34, and Ronnie Lee Shelton, 41, both of 35 Wilson Dr., are all under $10,000 bond after the botched crime that took place last Thursday evening, according to police reports. The trio is to appear in General Sessions Court on Monday.

Store owner Tommy Button said two men, one of whom he knows, entered Roses Grocery on Hwy. 127 N at 6:17 p.m. and ordered sandwiches. While Button was making sandwiches, one of the men reached behind the counter and grabbed a cash box that contained about $500 in it and left the store, fleeing with a third man and leaving one, identified as Ronnie Shelton, behind.

Button noticed the cash box missing when the third man paid for the sandwiches, according to Investigator John Dishman's report.

Witnesses at the scene provided police with a tag number on the getaway car and Monterey Police Ptl. Larry Bates and Ptl. Jacob Byrd found the getaway vehicle, a white Chevrolet Lumina, parked behind a residence on Buckner Rd. in Monterey.

Danny Harville and one of the Sheltons were taken into custody and returned to Cumberland County to face charges.

Harville is awaiting sentencing in Fentress County for the June 2005 crash on Hwy. 62 that occurred when he was driving on a the wrong side of the road and his vehicle slammed into one occupied by a Fentress County couple.

The crash left one of the victims paralyzed and confined to a nursing home, according to the Hilltop Express of Monterey.

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