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Updated: 06/25/2014 08:00:01AM

Three busted for RaceTrac robbery in Eagle Lake

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Photo from a security camera at the RaceTrac in Eagle Lake shows the robbery.

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At approximately 3:25 a.m., Thursday, June 19 two black men entered the RaceTrac convenience store, 11023 Hwy 17, Eagle Lake, and demanded money from two RaceTrac employees, according to Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports.

The suspects hit and shoved both victim’s during the robbery and the suspects implied they had a firearm.

One suspect jumped the counter and demanded money from one employee, hit him on the head and knocked him to the floor. His wallet was also taken during the robbery. The second suspect shoved the second employee against the counter at the same time pressing a hard unknown object into the victim’s back. The second suspect emptied the pants pockets of the second victim. The suspects gained access to one register and stole the cash in the register. The men were wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered, the sheriff’s office reported.

As a result of their investigation, Polk County deputies have arrested Onterial Clark, 21, of 350 Ave. C N.E., Winter Haven, James Ferrell Johnson III, 26, of 2222 Zinfandel Lane, Eagle Lake, and Antwan Deshan Johnson, 24, also of 2222 Zinfandel Lane, Eagle Lake. All three are charged with armed burglary with battery / armed robbery and taken into custody Thursday evening. Clark was additionally charged with violation of probation.

Florida to pay man accused of killing 7 children

Florida will pay more than $1 million to a man who spent 21 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of killing his seven children.

Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a bill that will allow the state to pay James Richardson more than $1 million.

Richardson, a one-time fruit picker who lived in the rural town of Arcadia, was convicted in 1968 of lacing the lunch of his seven children with a powerful insecticide.

Authorities at the time insisted he killed his children to obtain a life insurance payment. But the conviction was set aside after it was reinvestigated.

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