Police responding to the alleged robbery saw Thompson walk out of the gas station and into the bar just after midnight. He was identified as the robbery suspect by the clerk.
Surveillance footage from the gas station “clearly showed Mr. Thompson speaking to (the clerk) at the counter and reaching into his right pants pocket,” police said in the report. The clerk believed Thompson had a gun, although police did not find one on him. They did, however, find the $630 in his pants pocket.
Thompson was arrested on a charge of armed robbery. He was being held Monday in the Newton County Jail without bond.
According to police, his $50.80 tab went unpaid.
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