1 arrested, 1 sought in fatal Lake City robbery

Published On: May 19 2012 09:54:50 PM EDT
Updated On: May 20 2012 08:19:38 AM EDT

James Leonard Johnson (left) and Ernest Larry Grandison (right).

LAKE CITY, Fla. -

One man was arrested and another is sought in connection with a robbery in Lake City last month that left the store owner dead.

James Leonard Johnson was arrested Saturday in Jacksonville.

Johnson, 23, is charged with felony murder in the first-degree and robbery.

Lake City police identified the second suspect as Ernest Larry Grandison. Grandison, 42, is considered armed and dangerous.

Upon his arrest, Grandison will be charged with first-degree murder and robbery.

The two are wanted in connection with an April 27th robbery that ended with the death of A&M Discount Beverage owner Rajni Patel. His wife, Daxa Patel, was not harmed during the robbery.

An award of $10,000 is being offered for information on Grandison's whereabouts.

If you have any information on this case, call the Lake City Police Department at 386-719-2068.

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