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Second suspect charged in jewelry store robberies

ATLANTA -- Authorities say a second suspect has been charged in a series of jewelry store thefts across the southeast.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, authorities have charged 35-year-old Lewis Jones, Smyrna, Ga., in connection with multiple jewelry store robberies across five or more states.

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Jones and 24-year-old Abigail Lee Kemp were taken into custody on Friday by FBI agents of the Atlanta division. The agents were assisting the Jacksonville, Fla. division with the investigation which possibly included jewelry store robberies in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina.

The suspects are also believed to be involved in robberies in Dawsonville and Woodstock.

Kemp, a former aspiring model and backup quarterback for the Atlanta Steam, made her first appearance on Monday. 

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The FBI said that Jones is also suspected in at least two metro Atlanta bank robberies. He's now charged in connection with an August 12, 2014 robbery of the Navy Federal Credit Union on Briarcliff Road. He's considered a suspect in a Sept. 9 armed robbery of a Regions Bank  on Cumberland Parkway in Smyrna, Ga. 

Jones is currently being detained at the Dekalb County Detention Facility.

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