Man wanted in connection with Ohio murders believed to have robbed a store in Donalsonville




Robert Roy Clark of Dennison, Ohio
Robert Roy Clark of Dennison, Ohio
Robert Roy Clark of Dennison, Ohio

Robert Roy Clark, 29, of Dennison, Ohio, is wanted in the slaying of Doyle and Lillian Chumney, an elderly couple whose burned remains were found inside their car on Jan. 19.

Jeffrey Stewart, 21, of New Philadelphia, Ohio was arrested on Saturday and charged with the Chumneys’ murder after a tipster saw a surveillance photograph of him and called police.

Stewart identified Clark as involved in the deaths, and police from Ohio are on his trail. Surveillance video shows a man who appears to be Clark holding up the Sunoco gas station in Donalsonville, Ga., around 9:45 p.m. on Sunday.

Robert Roy Clark is described as 6-foot-3 and about 350 pounds. He may be driving a green 2003 Dodge Caravan minivan with the Ohio tags GBM4977 or GIT6870.

Clark is believed to be traveling with Jeffrey P. Caley Jr., 29, also of Denison, and Caley’s girlfriend, Tabatha Marie Hazel, 27.

Police suspect the trio in robberies at four separate convenience stores since Saturday, including one in West Virginia and another in Anderson, S.C., the latter happening just 19 hours before the Donalsonville holdup.

A dispatcher with the Donalsonville police department said video surveillance captured the robbery. A woman fitting Hazel’s description entered the store first, just before 9:30 p.m., and left without making a purchase.

Jeffrey P. Caley, Jr., 28, and Tabatha Marie Hazel, 26, May be on the run with Robert Clark
Jeffrey P. Caley, Jr., 28, and Tabatha Marie Hazel, 26, May be on the run with Robert Clark

Moments later, two men entered, believed to be Caley and the 6-foot, 3-inch, 350-pound Clark. The men ordered the store clerk to the floor at gunpoint and left with about $8,000 in cash and merchandise.

The suspects have been seen using both a handgun and a sawed-off shotgun, and they may be travelling in a green van. A police bulletin released Monday says Clark has ties to Jacksonville, Fla., and may be headed there.

The Ohio Bureau of Investigation and other police agencies are searching for the three suspects.

Some of the information in this article was originally reported by the Columbus, Ohio, Dispatch.

 

A special, multi-jurisdictional task force is investigating the deaths of the elderly couple in Ohio.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call one of the agencies on the task force:

• Bureau of Criminal Investigation: 855-BCI-OHIO (855-224-6446)

• Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office: 740-622-3769

• Strasburg Police Department: 330-878-7011

• Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office: 330-339-2000




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