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3 face charges in robbery, beating of clerk in Lexington

Police arrested Aaron Hughes, Clint Gray and Kristan Maloy on multiple complaints in the robbery of a Lexington convenience store during which the clerk was beaten, officials said.
BY MICHAEL KIMBALL Published: April 26, 2011

Police arrested three people in connection with the March 30 robbery of a Lexington convenience store during which the clerk was given a beating described by Police Chief Deana Standridge as the worst she'd ever seen.

Aaron Hughes, 25, Clint Gray, 19, and Kristan Maloy, 21, all of Norman, were arrested Thursday on complaints of robbery, assault and battery, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Standridge said Monday. They were booked into the Cleveland County jail. They had not been charged and bail had not been set Monday afternoon.

The clerk was released from the hospital after an overnight stay, Standridge said. He received staples in his head from cuts received when he was pistol-whipped during the robbery.

Police accuse Hughes and Gray of robbing the One East convenience store, State Highway 39 and 84th Avenue SE, about 10 p.m. March 30, Standridge said. Investigators accuse Maloy of driving the getaway car.

The clerk had indentations in his skull from blows suffered during the beating as the men robbed the store, Standridge said. Hughes told investigators he chose the store because he thought it didn't have video cameras, but cameras had recently been installed.

Investigators think Hughes also planned to begin “a home-invasion spree” in Cleveland County, Standridge said. has disabled the comments for this article.