Police: Eden man robbed Dollar General store on own street

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Kevontae Lamar Bronson, 20, (left) and Stephen Alfonzo Thaxton, 22 (right). (Mugshots courtesy: Rockingham County Sheriff's Office)

EDEN, N.C. — An Eden man has been accused of robbing the Dollar General store on the street where he lives at gunpoint. 

According to a news release from the Eden Police Department, officers responded to a 911 call from the Dollar General store at 1200 East Stadium Drive shortly before 10:30 p.m. Saturday. 

Witnesses said a masked man entered the store with a black semi-automatic handgun, held the clerk at gunpoint and ordered him to open the safe. The gunman ran away from the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.  

The gunman was later identified as Kevontae Lamar Bronson, 20, of East Stadium Drive. Bronson was arrested around 9 a.m. Sunday along with a second suspect identified as Stephen Alfonzo Thaxton, 22, of Rickman Street. 

It was not clear how Thaxton was involved, but both suspects were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping. 

Bronson was jailed in Rockingham County under a $60,000 secured bond, while Thaxton received a $50,000 secured bond.