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UPDATE: This story has been updated to show that Kamau Jarek Clark, 19, of Shelby, was the first suspect charged. When he was initially arrested, he gave police a false name.

VALDESE — A second suspect has been taken into custody following a Thursday morning armed robbery of a Morganton convenience store.

The suspect has not been identified and is being taken in for questioning, said Maj. Ryan Lander.

One suspect remains at large after three men armed with guns robbed the Speedway convenience store off Exit 105 on Interstate 40 around 5 a.m. Thursday morning.

Two of the suspects led police on a high-speed chase in a stolen pickup truck down I-40 to Exit 113, before crashing on Mineral Springs Mountain Avenue, according to a previous News Herald article.

Another suspect was originally believed to have stolen a city of Morganton truck. When that truck was found in North Myrtle Beach, police discovered that was an isolated incident that was not related to the armed robbery, a previous article said.

Kamau Jarek Clark, 19, of Shelby, was charged Thursday night with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony first-degree kidnapping, according to court documents. He was taken into custody walking along N.C. 18 South on Thursday afternoon.

Thursday night was relatively calm, according to a release from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office. Officers from local, state and federal agencies will remain in the Mineral Springs Mountain area.

More information will be published as it becomes available.

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