Saturday, September 25, 2004

Two Shot In Robbery

On September 22, 2004 at approximately 2:20 am, Investigators with the
Hendry County Sheriffs Office arrested 18-year-old Miguel DeAngelo Waters,
and 17 year old Walter Thicklin, who had been taken into custody on
September 21, 2004, for their involvement in the September 16, robbery and
shooting at the M & M Supermarket, located at 901 Kentucky Ave., in
Clewiston, Florida.

On September 16, 2004 at approximately 8:26pm, Hendry County deputies
received a 9-1-1 call reporting a robbery and shooting at M & M Supermarket
located at 901 Kentucky Ave., Clewiston, Florida.

Upon the arrival of deputies, two victims were found suffering from gunshot
wounds. Both victims were transported to Lee Memorial Hospital and were
listed in stable but guarded condition. It was reported to Investigators by
one of the victims, that two male subjects entered the store demanding
money, and then fired at the two store employees. The suspects then fled
the area with an undisclosed amount of money.

After receiving numerous tips, investigators were able to locate and take
into custody Waters and Thicklin. Miguel Waters is currently in the Hendry
County Jail charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm
and an outstanding warrant for Failure to Appear for Assault, his bond
currently stands at $70,000.00. Walter Thicklin was charged with one count
of Escape, one count Criminal Mischief, one count Grand Theft, one count
Robbery and two counts Principle to Felony attempted murder and one count
felony by wearing a hood/mask or other device. Thicklin is currently being
held in a Juvenile Detention facility.

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