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Couple arrested in Dino's armed robbery

Erin Elizabeth Diaz (Photo source: Jackson County Sheriff's Department) Erin Elizabeth Diaz (Photo source: Jackson County Sheriff's Department)
Clinton Buchanan (Photo source: Jackson County Sheriff's Department) Clinton Buchanan (Photo source: Jackson County Sheriff's Department)
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

A tip led U.S. Marshals to the couple accused of holding up a St. Martin business.

Marshals arrested 23-year-old Erin Elizabeth Diaz and 33-year-old Clinton Buchanan around 5:30 p.m. Monday in Gulfport. Investigators said the couple was found hiding in the woods behind the Flying J truck stop.

Diaz and Buchanan are each charged with one count of armed robbery. Deputies had been searching for them since Saturday, when they allegedly robbed Dino's Gift Shop on Washington Avenue. 

Sheriff Mike Ezell said Diaz is the ex-wife of the store's owner. She's accused of stabbing him in the arm when he tried to stop her from taking money from the register. Ezell said Diaz then ran out of the store and took off in a car driven by Buchanan.

Diaz and Buchanan are now in jail, awaiting their initial court appearance.

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