Four arrested in connection with Montvale armed robbery

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By Tom Wilmoth

            On Wednesday evening May 22, Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators arrested four individuals in connection with Monday evening’s armed robbery of the Road Side Market on May 20.


            Investigators arrested and charged Kolin Minnick, 18, of Bedford and James Dallas Stewart, 18, of Lynchburg with robbing Road Side Market and the use of a firearm in the robbery. Destiny Meador, 19, of Montvale and Amber Mawyer, 19, of Lynchburg were arrested and charged with being accessories in the robbery of Road Side Market.

            All four of the suspects are being held in the Bedford Adult Detention Center on no bond.

            At 9:16 p.m. Monday evening May 20, Bedford County 911 received a call from Road Side Market in Montvale. The caller stated that two heavyset white men with mask covering their faces entered the store and one had a shotgun.

            The caller said the men took cash and cigarettes.