Gibson County man charged with robbery
Posted: Monday, January 31, 2011 9:04 pm
A Gibson County man was arrested on a robbery charge following an incident early Sunday at a Union City convenience store.
Josh Nathaniel Ballard, 22, of 56 Bradford Highway, Bradford, was arrested at 2:29 a.m. in the 1600 block of West Reelfoot Avenue on a charge of strongarm robbery, according to a Union City Police Department report.
The charge stems from an incident that allegedly occurred about 2:05 a.m. at Pockets Shell at 1605 West Reelfoot Ave.
When a store clerk opened the register to make a transaction, the suspect allegedly reached over the counter and grabbed cash. He started to run out the door and a physical confrontation occurred, police reported.
The suspect fled on foot and was arrested a few minutes later on the south side of the nearby Walmart parking lot, according to the police report.
No injuries were listed on the report.
Published in The Messenger 1.31.11