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Former employee, husband arrested after Taco Bell armed robbery

Former Taco Bell employee Retonya Bogan, 43, was arrested Friday on an armed robbery charge.
Former Taco Bell employee Retonya Bogan, 43, was arrested Friday on an armed robbery charge.

A former employee was one of two people in custody Saturday after an investigation into the armed robbery of a Taco Bell on U.S. 90.

A robber forced his way into the fast-food restaurant early Thursday morning by ambushing an employee who was opening for the day, police said.

Waveland police arrested former Taco Bell employee Retonya Bogan, also known as Retonya Johnson, 43, and her husband, Eric Johnson, 45, at the Gates at Coral Bay apartment complex in Waveland on Friday.

Eric Johnson was arrested on charges of armed robbery, felon in possession of a weapon and possession of a stolen firearm. Bogan was arrested on an armed robbery charge.

Chief David Allen said police seized several items in the search, including the handgun used in the robbery. The gun had been reported stolen from another jurisdiction, he said in a press release.

Investigators don’t believe anyone else is involved in the case, Allen said.

Bogan and Johnson are being held at the Hancock County jail pending an initial court appearance.

Justin Vicory: 228-896-2326, @justinvicory

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