were arrested in connection with thelate Monday night robbery of Zoomerz Exxon on Cosby
Newport Police Department said the four, including anemployee of
Zoomerz and the robber, conspired to steal several hundreds ofdollars from the convenience
Timothy S. Stewart, 23, of 839 Jersey Way, in Newport,was arrested
early this morning, and charged with robbery of the store, Capt.Scott Lamb reported.
Chelsea L. Henry, 19, of 208 Elena Lane, in Newport, theemployee allegedly
robbed, and Shannon D. Dotson, 23, of 311 Shag Road, inNewport, were arrested and charged with
criminal responsibility forfacilitation of a felony.
25, of 188 Lindsey Lane, was arrestedand charged with facilitation of a felony.
Henry, the convenience store employee, initially toldofficers a black male who
appeared to have an object in his sleeve with a blackround tip like a gun had just robbed her. She said he demanded money from the register, and she gave
him all ofthe 20-, 10-, and 5-dollar bills in the register, which officers determined tobe
Henry, who gave a written statement of the robbery, saidthe black
male then fled out of the store and down the hill toward Old CaveChurch Road.
Henry subsequently went to the NPD station to ask "what was going on" with
Dotson, who Henry said was the driver of thevehicle involved in the robbery.
Henry then waived her rights and told officers she wasinvolved in the robbery,
according to a report by Patrolman Joshua Veridal.
Officers also made
contact with a vehicle on EnglishStreet occupied by a person who fit the description of the black
male who fledthe scene. The vehicle belonged to Henry, Veridal reported.
Upon investigation, it was determined that Dotson,Stewart (the black male),
Shipley, and Henry "had all conspired to committhe robbery."
reportedly recovered $570 from Dotson'spossession, which Dotson stated was from the robbery,
according to the report.