Suspected armed robber appears in court

Suspected armed robber appears in court
Andew Williams, 37, Blytheville Aggravated robbery-felony, possession of a firearm by certain persons-felony, theft greater than $5,000 but less than $25,000-felony (5/10) (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's office)

JONESBORO, Ark (KAIT) -A man arrested for robbing a gas station at gunpoint appeared in court on Monday.

According to a probable cause affidavit, officers responded to the Exxon gas station at 1325 South Caraway Road.

Suspect in Exxon gas station robbery in Jonesboro is in custody
Suspect in Exxon gas station robbery in Jonesboro is in custody (Source: Jonesboro Police Department via Facebook)

The report said suspect Andrew Williams entered the building from the north entrance and walked behind the counter with a silver firearm in his right hand. The cashier backed up as Williams began opening drawers and cabinets.

Court documents further stated he located $10,000 in a cabinet and began putting the money in a plastic bag. Williams left the store when other customers entered.

He was identified by Arkansas Community Correction parole officers in Mississippi County where he is currently on parole.

He was in court before Judge David Boling on May 13.

Williams is being charged with felony aggravated robbery, felony possession of firearm by certain persons, and felony theft greater than $5,000 but less than $25,000.

His bond was set at $1 million and his next court date June 28.

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