Third Cloverdale Liquors robbery suspect in custody

Friday, March 17, 2017
Johnnie Brown

CLOVERDALE — A third man believed to be involved with the Dec. 7, 2016 robbery of Cloverdale Liquors is in police custody.

Johnnie C. Brown, 29, Cloverdale, was booked in the Putnam County Jail at 2:01 p.m. Friday. Charges were filed against Brown and a warrant issued in December for Level 3 felony armed robbery, Level 6 felony theft and Level 3 felony conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Dalton Perryman and Dennis Kent, Brown’s alleged cohorts in the crime, were arrested in the days after the incident. Both men remain lodged in the jail on $50,000 cash bond set by Superior Court Judge Denny Bridges.

Marshal Steve Hibler told the Banner Graphic that the Cloverdale Police Department had received information in recent days of where Brown had been staying.

Having obtained permission to search the location near the Putnam-Owen county line, CPD, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and the Owen County Sheriff’s Department worked together to serve the warrant on Friday.

With seven officers and a K9 unit on the scene, Brown surrendered without incident.

“The sheriff’s department and the PD, we’ve been working hard to clean up warrants,” Hibler said. “This one’s off the list.”

Along with Perryman, Brown is alleged to have robbed Cloverdale Liqors the evening of Dec. 7. Kent, who had been employed at the store, is the perceived “inside man.”

During their investigation, Putnam Sheriff’s Department detectives Pat McFadden and Doug Nally discovered video surveillance, physical evidence and witnesses they believe link the men to the robbery.

Perryman faces charges identical to those of Brown.

Kent faces only the Level 3 felony conspiracy to commit armed robbery charge.

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  • Really glad to see some POLICE work being done in Cloverdale!

    -- Posted by becker on Mon, Mar 20, 2017, at 5:11 PM
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