Manhunt launched for 2 robbery suspects near Clarks Hill Lake

From left: Willie James Johnson and Tywan Rogers.
From left: Willie James Johnson and Tywan Rogers.(WRDW)
Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 10:44 AM EDT
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APPLING, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Deputies launched a manhunt in the area of Washington Road and Merriweather Trail after a robbery Thursday night in Columbia County.

Willie James Johnson and Tywan Rogers are wanted on suspicion of an armed robbery on Riverside Drive in the River Chase subdivision, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

The manhunt continued into Friday.

Deputies aren’t sure whether the pair is involved in a string of other robberies across the CSRA, but it’s possible, according to Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Steve Morris. In the crime spree, a gunman associated with a white car has been stealing from gas stations, convenience stores and liquor stores from Wilkes County to Aiken. The latest robberies by the suspect were Wednesday night in Columbia County.

Johnson and Rogers are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who has contact with them is urged to call 911 or contact Investigator Marc Cappa at 706-541-4024 or 706-541-1044

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