Trio arrested, one suspect at large in armed robbery at Evans Prairie

Armed robbery at Evans Prairie
Melinda Brown
Armed robbery at Evans Prairie
Latorya Brown

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery one week ago at Evans Prairie Country Club in The Villages.

A fourth suspect is at large and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

The armed robbery took place at 1:30 a.m. June 16.

Armed robbery at Evans Prairie
Keithen Rawlings
Armed robbery at Evans Prairie
Marcus Cortuz Johnson

The manager on duty told investigators from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office he was leaving work when one of the suspects approached him with a gun demanding the deposit money.

An investigation led to warrants for four suspects, three of whom were employees or past employees of Evans Prairie Country Club:

• Melinda Michelle Brown, 40, of Leesburg, was arrested Friday at Evans Prairie Country Club on a Sumter County warrant charging her with conspiracy to commit robbery.

• Latorya Monique Brown, 32, of Leesburg, was arrested in Lake County on a Sumter County warrant for conspiracy to commit robbery.

• Keithen Jamar Rawlings, 22, of Leesburg, was arrested in Lake County on Sumter County warrants charging him with robbery with a firearm and conspiracy to commit robbery

• At large is Marcus Cortuz Johnson, 30, of Leesburg, who is wanted on Sumter County warrants charging him with robbery with a firearm and conspiracy to commit robbery. Johnson was not an employee at Evans Prairie Country Club.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to contact Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (1-800-423-8477).

This investigation is ongoing.

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