Man Arrested After Convenience Store Robbery

A man accused of robbing a Jones County convenience store has been arrested and now faces criminal charges.

Joseph Taylor, 21, is charged with common law robbery and possession of stolen property. Officials say Taylor is accused of robbing the Handy Mart in Maysville Tuesday night.

Lawmen were able to make the arrest after officials say he was identified in the surveillance video.

Taylor is being held in the Jones County jail on $20,000 bail.


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  • by me on Jun 17, 2011 at 11:52 AM
    yeah, like don't let prisoners watch cable, or be able to work out everyday, acutally take their freedom away.. Make them have a manual labor job and work 8 to 10 hours a day. That might scare some people.
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Jun 17, 2011 at 02:41 PM in reply to me
      Your comment is the best one so far. Reminds me of the movie with Paul Newman, 'Cool Hand Luke'...they cracked rocks and dug fields in the hot sun all day long, under shotgun watch with little water or food. They returned to their cells, no A.C., ate a crappy meal, slept, and got the same thing the next day, and the next day, ...there you go...real punishment.
  • by R Location: Jax on Jun 17, 2011 at 09:37 AM
    Maybe if there was MORE fear of the horrors of prison life, then more people would think twice before try something stupid like knocking off a convenience store.
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Jun 17, 2011 at 11:44 AM in reply to R
      Then just tell it like it is without the supposed cute anecdotal one-liners. The remark wasn't made to be a helpful warning; it was obviously intended to be humorous, which is isn't.
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        by tattoo on neck on Jun 17, 2011 at 12:46 PM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
        I find it funny that you don't find it funny! Lighten up OLI hahaha
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        by Anonymous on Jun 17, 2011 at 01:08 PM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
        Um......ok. That boy needs to watch his back in prison because he is the young, weak type that seasoned prisoners like to prey upon.
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          by Formerly O.L.I. on Jun 17, 2011 at 02:35 PM in reply to
          Anonymous, unfortunately you may be right, but at least you are not making a big joke about it. I find it very repugnant that some people make jokes about prison rape, much as Autarchic did below, and they know that's what they did. These encrypted 'what you will get when you get to prison' cynical jokes are what ignorant people do when they don't have any real content to add to the story, but just think they are funny.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Jun 17, 2011 at 05:12 AM
    Although I agree he needs swift punishment for this ridiculous crime, I am very tired of some people making references to sexual abuse in the prison environment as an additional punishment. It's wrong and should be another charge against the individuals behind bars who commit this heinous act.
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      by Joe Joe on Jun 17, 2011 at 06:56 AM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
      I would advise you to get some help to get over this....I am sure it was a horrible situation for you
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        by Formerly O.L.I. on Jun 17, 2011 at 09:36 AM in reply to Joe Joe
        What the heck are you talking about? I'm not referring to myself; I responding to the lousy comment by Autarchic below. IMO, that commenter is the one who needs help.
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          by Anonymous on Jun 18, 2011 at 01:12 PM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
          If you are responding to Autarchic, there is a "reply" button below their comment. Who knew you were responding to them, when you post a stand alone comment.
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        by me on Jun 18, 2011 at 11:19 AM in reply to Joe Joe
        lmao!!!!
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      by and... on Jun 17, 2011 at 12:18 PM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
      he said nothing about sex , you are the one interjecting this, are you aware of things going on first hand? or perhaps your mind is wandering in a wrong direction?
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        by Formerly O.L.I. on Jun 17, 2011 at 02:30 PM in reply to and...
        He didn't have to. If you can read Autarchic's post below, and you don't 'get it'? then you must be him. What else could he mean by "They'll just love him when he gets to prison!"...hmmm? You know, and I know, exactly what he was implying, and it's not nice.
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      by chris on Jun 17, 2011 at 02:53 PM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
      Yeah, and I want puppies and kittens to slide down from rainbows, but just like stopping prison sexual abuse... it's never gonna happen. The abuse that happens inside is sort of an unspoken deterrent, to make people not want to commit crimes. It's never gonna stop until they have no inmate to inmate contact, good luck with that happening.
  • by Autarchic Location: Trenton, NC on Jun 17, 2011 at 03:51 AM
    A real bright boy, a tattoo on his neck, peach fuzz on his chin and no brains ought to keep him out of the military. They'll just love him when he gets to prison!
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