DEPUTIES: K9 and gas used to catch armed robbery suspect

LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office says a suspect is in custody after an armed robbery at a convenience store Thursday.

The sheriff’s office says there has been an armed robbery at the Speedway at 1608 US Highway 258 South, just outside of Kinston.

Officials say the suspect was tracked into Kinston to 508 East New Bern Road by deputies, the sheriff’s office special response team, and the Kinston Police Department.

WITN is told the agencies surrounded the building, what appears to be Destiny Ministries Church, deployed gas and a K9.

The sheriff’s department says the suspect is in custody with no injuries to him or law enforcement.

The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office says more information will be released.

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