Two Arrested After Robbery At Bellville Love's Travel Stop

  • 10/1/2018 2:08:06 PM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

BELLVILLE, OH - Two individuals have been arrested for robbing a Love's Travel Stop in Bellville. 

On September 30th, 2018 at 4:06 A.M, a Bellville Officer on patrol witnessed a Dodge truck exit the Love's Travel Stop at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was heading westbound on State Route 97.

During a pursuit, it was learned that the vehicle was involved in an armed robbery that had recently occurred at Love's Travel stop. The Vehicle lost control north of Vanderbilt Road and went off the right side of the roadway where the driver left the car and fled on foot into the woods. The passenger in the vehicle was taken into custody at the scene. 

At 8:50 A.M, the second suspect was taken into custody after Bellville Police Received a call of a suspicious male on Orchard Park Road. 

Evidence was found at the scene that connected the two individuals with the with the Robbery of the Loves Traffic Stop. Love's Employees previously reported a single white male entered the store, asked for change then brandished a chrome handgun and made off with the cash drawer. An undetermined amount of money was taken. No one was harmed in the incident. 

Bryant N. Burchett, age 29 of Mansfield, and Brent A. Denny, age 34 of Mansfield were charged with Aggravated Armed Robbery. Both are being held in the Richland County Jail. 

The case will be forwarded to the Richland County Prosecutors Office for review and possible additional charges. 

Mansfield Police, Lexington Police, Richland County Sheriff's Office, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol assisted in the investigation. 

"I would like to thank all the assisting agencies for their help and assistance to bring these 2 into custody without incident." Chief Ron Willey of the Bellville Police Department, said. "The alertness of Bellville Officer Tackett interceded to prevent the getaway of these suspects before it was ever called in."

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