Police: Gun yields no DNA

Published 4:34 pm Saturday, December 13, 2008

Police were not able to obtain DNA results on a gun allegedly used to rob the Brundidge Corner Store earlier this week.

Antonio Alexis, 18, of Brundidge, has been charged with robbery first degree in connection with the incident, which occurred early Monday morning.

According to reports, a man came into the store wielding a gun, with his face covered by a sweater, and demanded the clerk give him money. The incident lasted only 20 seconds before the suspect ran out.

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Alexis was arrested later that morning on County Road 2 near the railroad tracks. He had changed clothes, but he had the exact amount of cash stolen from the store in his possession.

Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport said a gun retrieved from a nearby church had been submerged in water, and therefore, the DNA results were unable to be retrieved.

“The gun was found in a church building behind the store, and it was thrown into a commode,” Davenport said.

Alexis, as of Thursday afternoon, was still in the Pike County Jail and had not made bond.