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Drug deal gone bad leads to two arrests

NATCHEZ — Two men who are accused of robbing a man at T&C Quick Stop on Aldrich Street have been charged in what police say was a drug deal gone bad.

Jerome Harris, 19, 50 Brenham Ave., and Travis J. Johnson, 25, 10 Lincoln St., were each charged with one count of armed robbery.

Natchez Detective Jerry Ford said the victim reportedly went to the store to buy drugs from Harris and Johnson. The victim, Ford said, bought drugs and then asked for more.

“When he did that, they decided to rob him,” Ford said. “They made him get out of the car, one of them hit him with a pistol, then they began to take his money from him.”

Harris and Johnson are being held without bond.