Jordan Tyrone Johnson, 21, of Marbury Road, Tullahoma is charged with aggravated robbery and resisting arrest.
A clerk at the Stop and Go Market on North Jackson Street notified police Thursday night around 9:15 p.m. that the store had been robbed.
When Tullahoma Police Officer Daryn Gadeken arrived the clerk, Tabitha Morris, met him and told him that a black male wearing blue jeans, a hoodie, a bandana over his face and carrying a knife had grabbed a cash register from the store and ran behind the building.
The clerk told the officer that while there were no customers in the store, she had stepped outside the store and was smoking when the man came from behind the store and demanded money. She told the officer that she did not have any money and then jumped into her vehicle and locked the door.
According to the clerk, the man then entered the store and grabbed a cash register and ran to the rear of the building.
While searching for clues to the identity of the thief, Officer Kevin Smith found fresh tire tracks behind the store leaving toward Moore County.
Other officers started searching for any suspicious vehicles in the area of the Old Shelbyville Highway and Officer George Dodson spotted one traveling away from the store. The officer stopped the vehicle and reportedly saw a cash register in the floor on the passenger’s side of the car.
Dodson then ordered the man out of the vehicle but he would not do so, but the officer was able to get him out. After getting Johnson out of the vehicle the man allegedly made several attempts to pull away from the officer.
According to Gadeken’s report, the cash register was recovered and had not been opened. The cash was still inside it.
Johnson is set to appear in Coffee County General Sessions Court Sept. 26.
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