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Two arrested, two at large after Marathon robbery Monday

Posted September 3, 2013

— Spring Lake police are looking for two men involved in a hold-up Monday night at a Marathon gas station at 668 N. Bragg Blvd. They have two suspects in custody but believe two others fled the scene.

Police said only James Travis Lindahl, 29, entered the store. He was wearing a black knit Batman mask. Lindahl pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money, then ran from the store.

A witness flagged down an officer on patrol and pointed out a white Buick Lacrosse, identifying it as having been at the convenience store minutes earlier.

When police stopped the car, two men ran. Two others in the car, Lindahl and Mark Anthony Jones, 27, surrendered.

Lindahl, of 134 N. Grogg St., faces charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of firearm by a felon.

Jones, of 711 Eva Circle, was charged with aiding and abetting a robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Lindahl's bond was set at $80,000; Jones' bond is $60,000.

Police identified one of the other suspects as David John Autry, 26, of 1311 Buckeye Drive. The other they described as a black man known only as "E."

Anyone with information about Autry, "E" or the crime is asked to call the Spring Lake Police Department at 910-436-7167.


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  • lovey259932 Sep 4, 2013

    The story did not say they murdered anyone @Taffy

  • Taffy Sep 4, 2013

    That's certainly low bail for 2 murderers. I hope at least it's cash bail & not a percentage.

  • gnewsome1 Sep 4, 2013

    They should get off their duff and work for a living like the rest of us have to do. No pity for thieves.

  • Cock a doodle doo Sep 3, 2013

    "So these geniuses were gonna split what, maybe $1000 four ways. Hardly seems worth it." -earlybird17

    Unfortunately, not a lot of people get that. Until the people like these get that having an education is more important than toting a gun to get a 600 oz slurpee with a side of fatback, that's not going to change.

  • earlybird17 Sep 3, 2013

    So these geniuses were gonna split what, maybe $1000 four ways. Hardly seems worth it.

  • Cock a doodle doo Sep 3, 2013

    "It took 2nd comment to bring in gun debate. Wow. Aren't we obsessed with Guns." - scg

    Yes?!!? Isn't it crazy that this legislature wanted to broaden the rights of convicted felons to be able carry guns. If you are a felon, any kind of felon, you shouldn't be afforded the right to buy and carry guns. Many of the current legislators think so much otherwise, they are discussing allowing felons to buy, own, and carry!

  • Eightball Sep 3, 2013

    Just going by their pictures, you wouldnt want to see any of these characters standing on your porch knocking at the door late at night...or mid-day for that matter!

  • Bill of Rights Sep 3, 2013

    Buster: shooting for anything other than critical mass is _never_ a good option. Even if a felon who is running manages to get away, he'll get caught eventually.

    Good work catching these lowlifes!

  • buster102007 Sep 3, 2013

    Police should be allowed to shoot you if you run. Shoot the legs or something. It would cut down on crime because these people think they can outrun police if needed. If you run you must be guilty of something.

  • scg Sep 3, 2013

    It took 2nd comment to bring in gun debate. Wow. Aren't we obsessed with Guns.