Two men indicted connection with two commercial armed robberies also have been denied bond by an Effingham County Superior Court judge.
Casey Shearouse, 20, and Aaron Kirby, 20, were indicted following their arrest that resulted from a 10-month-long investigation, Effingham County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Detective David Ehsanipoor said.
Shearouse was indicted on armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, false imprisonment, two counts of burglary in the second degree and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Kirby was indicted on armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of burglary in the second degree, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of a firearm by a first offender probationer.
According to the ECSO, deputies responded to a reported armed robbery Oct. 24, 2013, at the Octane Gas Station on Highway 80.
Kirby is alleged to have entered the store with a tactical shotgun and held the clerk at gunpoint, making him fill a bag of lottery tickets and other items. Shearouse was the getaway driver.
Deputies responded Oct. 22, 2013, to the El Cheapo store on Long Bridge Road on a report of an armed robbery. The investigation revealed Shearouse drove Kirby to the location where he attempted to commit an armed robbery. Ehsanipoor said. Kirby jumped on the counter with a replica shotgun. The clerk pointed a firearm at Kirby before he ran away..