Ma­chete-wield­ing ban­dit nabbed dur­ing holdup at­tempt

Troop­ers were ly­ing in wait

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By JES­SICA IANNETTA

jian­netta@ce­cil­whig.com

— A North East woman who al­legedly used a ma­chete to com­mit three rob­beries at county con­ve­nience stores last week is now in cus­tody af­ter police ar­rested her in the midst of hold­ing up an­other store.

Sarah Beth Clen­daniel, 28, of the 400 block of Cham­plain Road, was ar­rested at 10:10 p.m. Tues­day af­ter she walked into the High’s

NORTH EAST

Dairy Store in Bay View, threat­ened two clerks with a ma­chete and de­manded they open the regis­ter, ac­cord­ing to Mary­land State Police.

Police also ar­rested Allen Lynn White, 59, also of the 400 block of Cham­plain Road, while he was sit­ting in a run­ning 1998 GMC truck parked in a dead-end lane in a se­cluded res­i­den­tial area about 100 yards north of the store. When ap­proached by troop­ers, White vol­un­tar­ily ad­mit­ted he was wait­ing for Clen­daniel, ac­cord­ing to state police.

Clen­daniel is fac­ing charg- es of armed rob­bery, rob­bery, first-de­gree as­sault and at­tempted theft. White is fac­ing armed rob­bery, rob­bery, first-de­gree as­sault and at­tempted theft and con­spir­acy charges, ac­cord­ing to state police.

Clen­daniel re­mains in the Ce­cil County De­ten­tion Cen­ter af­ter a judge set her bail at $300,000 early Wed­nes­day morn­ing, while White was re­leased on a $10,000 bail bond the same day, ac­cord­ing to on­line court records.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JES­SICA IANNETTA

County coun­cil can­di­dates Bob Mef­fley, Jackie Gre­gory and Paul Tra­pani an­swer ques­tions dur­ing the pri­mary fo­rum on Tues­day night.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY CARL HAMIL­TON

Police have cap­tured a masked, ma­chete-wield­ing ban­dit who is al­legedly re­spon­si­ble for three con­ve­nience store rob­beries, in­clud­ing one at High’s Dairy, last week.

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