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November 30--  A clerk at the Circle K convenience store on Highway 280 in Vidalia was shot during an armed robbery around 9 p.m. Friday night. An investigation is currently underway and Vidalia Police Chief Brian Scott confirms that an arrest has been made in the case. 

The following Press Release has been issued by the Vidalia Police Department.


On Friday, November 29, 2019, at about 9:00 PM officers with the Vidalia Police Department and
deputies with the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery at the Circle K
convenience store, 905 E. First Street. One of the store clerks, a 48-year-old Vidalia resident, was
shot once during the robbery. The victim was transported to the Emergency Department of Meadows
Regional Health where he was treated and released.

The initial investigation revealed a lone male entered the store armed with a handgun and demanded
money from the store clerk. After complying with the robber’s demand, the clerk was shot once by
the offender who then fled on foot. Vidalia Police patrol officers and investigators worked together
throughout the night investigating the incident and following up on leads. During the investigation,
19-year-old Jamie Sanders, Jr. of Vidalia was identified as having been the person who committed
the robbery and shooting.

On November 30, 2019, at about 3:00 AM Sanders was located hiding inside a room at the Econo
Inn and arrested without incident. He is charged with one count of Armed Robbery and one count of
Aggravated Assault, and is incarcerated in the Toombs County Detention Center.

If you have information on this incident please call the Vidalia Police Department - Criminal
Investigations Division at 912-537-4123 or CrimeStoppers at (912) 386-4480.