One Arrested After Clerk Hit By Alleged Shoplifters With Car at Dollar General

REIDSVILLE, NC -- Rockingham County Sheriff's Deputies charged Christopher Mark Roberts, 32, in connection with two people who were caught shoplifting from a Dollar General and then hitting the store clerk with their car while leaving. 

The sheriff's office says the reported theft happened at the Dollar General on US 158 East in Reidsville on Wednesday, August 16 around 2:30 p.m. 

According to a release, the store manager tried to confront a man and woman accused of taking things from the store and leaving. Authorities say the woman pushed the clerk out of the way, and the alleged shoplifters got into a four door silver Saturn car. 

The clerk, Heather Nicole Talmadge, then tried getting the license plate number, and that's when the suspects backed into her with their car, according to the sheriff's office. 

The clerk has minor injuries and was treated at a nearby hospital. 

Investigators are trying to identify two people caught on surveillance video. 

Roberts was already in the custody of the Rockingham County Jail on unrelated charges when he was charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon in connection to this incident.  He was given an additional $10,000 secured bond for this charge. His court date is Sept. 13. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Rockingham County Crime Stoppers at 336-349-9683. 

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