Accomplice of woman accused of robbing Southern jewelry stores identified

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ATLANTA — The accomplice of Abigail Lee Kemp, the woman accused of robbing several jewelry stores across the Southeast, has been identified, according to Special Agent in Charge J. Britt Johnson with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Atlanta Field Office.

Lewis Jones, 35, of Atlanta, was arrested on Friday in the Atlanta metro area. He was arrested on bank robbery charges for crimes committed in the Atlanta area.

At the time of his arrest, Jones was in the company of Kemp, who was also arrested by federal agents in connection with a string of jewelry store robberies. One of those robberies occurred in Mebane.

An FBI agent’s sworn statement filed Monday in federal court said Kemp told agents that Jones was involved in the robberies, according to the Burlington Times-News.

Jones is currently being detained in the DeKalb County Detention Facility.