Arrests made following attempted robbery at Barton Circle K

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BARTON — Police say they have arrested two men in connection with an attempted armed robbery at the Circle K gas station in Barton.

State Police, with the assistance of the Newport Police Department, took Zachariah Rathburn, 21, and Hezekiah McCullough, 22, both of Derby Line, into custody.

Rathburn has been charged with assault and robbery, and was lodged at the Northern State Correctional Facility (NSCF) for lack of $10,000 bail.

McCullough has been charged with accessory aiding in the commission of a felony and was also lodged at the NSCF for lack of $75,000 bail.

At around 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday, police responded to the gas station after a man entered the store brandishing a handgun and demanding money from a store clerk.

The clerk did not turn over any money and chased the robber from the store.

Both men are due in Orleans Criminal Court today at 12:30 p.m.

Police say the investigation is ongoing, and anyone with further information is asked to contact State Police Derby barracks or the Newport Police Department.

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