Two Arrested in Connection to Kansas Jewelry Store Shooting

A man and a woman were charged with attempted first-degree murder in Olathe, Kan., in connection to a jewelry store armed robbery that ended in a shooting.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office in Olathe, Kan., arrested Vergal Clemmons IV and Crystal Slaughter on June 28.

The suspects allegedly entered the Jewelry Shoppe in Lenexa, Kan., on June 23 around 3 p.m. intending to rob the store. The store owner was shot and in stable condition.

According to a press release from Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe, Clemmons was charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, and felon in possession of a firearm. Slaughter was also charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated robbery.

Clemmons and Slaugther are being held in John County jail. Clemmons’ bond was set at $500,000. Slaugther’s bond was set at $250,000.

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