Man arrested in connection to robbery

The Demopolis Police Department arrested a second suspect in connection with two recent robberies at Diamond Oil on Highway 80 East.

On Saturday, Jan. 12, the DPD apprehended Ladarrius Belton, 21, of Forkland, charging him with two counts of Robbery in the First Degree in connection with the robberies that occurred at the convenient store in November and December 2012.

The department arrested Akeem Benison Dec. 13, 2012 for a string of armed robberies at Diamond Oil. Benison, who was apprehended after a family member’s tip, would later reveal to authorities that he would flee to Greene County following the robberies. Benison is charged with seven counts of Armed Robbery in the First Degree.