Chief Mike Hall tells 41NBC the suspect walked into Friendly Gus located at 310 Milledgeville Highway around 9:15 p.m. carrying a revolver. Hall says he robbed the clerk at gunpoint and then took off with an unknown amount of cash.
Police arrested Anthony Jackson, 27, Maurice Tyrone Sims, 35, and Bonnie Flowers. Chief Hall said Jackson and Flowers are former employees of the Friendly Gus convenience store.
Jackson is charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Sims is charged with possession of marijuana other charges are pending. Flowers is charged with obstruction of an officer.
Police used a K-9 to track the suspects and found them at a duplex home, 104-A Sycamore Street.
"We did a knock and talk warrant," said Hall. "A woman answered the door and we asked her could we come in and look around."
Flowers told police she and her baby were the only people inside the home. But, while police were searching the duplex Hall says they heard a noise in the attic.
"My officers couldn’t get in the attic," said Hall. " Jackson kicked the ceiling out, jumped through to the floor level of apartment B, next door, ran into a bedroom, kicked the window out and took off."
Five officers chased Jackson into the backyard of the home.
"He tripped up before he got to the fence and fell," said Hall.
Jackson was immediately arrested and taken to the Wilkinson County jail along with Flowers, and Sims.
No one was injured.
Police recovered all of the money taken from the store, according to Chief Hall, who declined to tell how much money was taken.