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Teen suspected of Sonic carhop robberies could be tried as an adult

DOWNTOWN JACKSON -- Following a transfer hearing in Madison County Juvenile Court, Judge Christy Little ruled that a Jackson teen could be tried as an adult for two separate armed robberies of Sonic carhops in late April.

Joseph Beauregard, 16, faces two counts of aggravated robbery. He was transported from Juvenile Court to the Madison County Jail where he is being held on $100,000 bond.

The cases will next be presented to the Madison County grand jury.

On April 24 around 7:35 p.m., Beauregard placed an order at the Sonic at 2101 N. Highland Avenue. When the carhop brought the order out to the order station, police say Beauregard pulled a handgun and robbed the carhop of money.

On April 28 around 4:45 p.m., police say Beauregard robbed another carhop at the Sonic at 112 W. University Parkway by using the same method of operation.

Investigators identified Beauregard as the man responsible for both robberies, and he was arrested May 2 in Bolivar.
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