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Athens couple busted for previous robberies during third attempt

Gary Davis and Catherine Screws (Source: WAFF) Gary Davis and Catherine Screws (Source: WAFF)

Limestone County Sheriff's deputies arrested an Athens couple in connection to two local robberies in the midst of a third.

Gary Levon Davis, 52, and Catherine Champion Screws, 44, were booked into the county jail on first-degree robbery charges, each in lieu of a $20,000 bond.

On Thursday, investigators responded to a call that the Abby's Mini Mart on Nick Davis Road had been robbed. Evidence and a vehicle description of the couple's maroon 1998 Honda Accord eventually linked the two suspects to the crime, according to the sheriff's office.

The next day, a deputy patrolling the area near the B&S Grocery on Elkton Road noticed the vehicle parked on the north side of the store. Davis, who was driving, pulled out of the parking lot before the deputy could reach the two. 

Deputies said the car was subsequently stopped and inside the car was Davis with a t-shirt tied around his neck, the other suspect, a pair of gloves and a handgun near the driver's side on the floor. 

Investigators interviewed both suspects in car and determined they had plans to rob the B&S grocery store. They also found the couple allegedly had robbed the mini mart the previous night and the J-Mart, which was being investigated by Athens police.

Sheriff Mike Blakely said that he was proud of the quick job both the investigators and deputies did to clear the case.

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