The incident report states an officer was dispatched to the store at 1235 Arthur Boulevard in response to an armed robbery that had just occurred. The suspect was described as a white male with dark-colored facial hair wearing a brown hoody who fled the scene on foot heading east. Public Safety officers and Union County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to locate the suspect but were unsuccessful.
The officer then met with the store clerk who told him the man had walked into the store with the hoody pulled tightly around his face. She said she asked him if it was cold outside and he replied yes. The clerk said the man then approached the register and she asked him what he needed. She said he would look at her and then down toward the counter.
The clerk said when she looked down at the counter she saw what appeared to be a gun concealed in the pocket of the hoody. She said she put her hands in the air and opened the register and handed approximately $50 to the gunman who then left the store.
The report states while in the store parking lot the officer was approached by an individual with a brown hoody draped over his shoulder. The man asked the officer if he was looking for someone wearing a brown hoody, explaining that he and another person were walking on Lakeview Heights when he saw a man running across the road and behind a house near Tolunca Street. He said the man dropped the hoody as he crossed Lakeview Heights.
The hoody was taken into evidence.
The robbery at 1235 Arthur Boulevard took place between 11:35-11:41 p.m. This was preceded by an attempted robbery at a convenience store at 706 Lakeside Drive that occurred between 11:20-11:29 p.m.
Officers were dispatched to the store in response to a male customer possibly threatening the clerk. They were advised the suspect had fled the scene on foot. While en route, one of the officers was dispatched to the store at 1235 Arthur Boulevard and was advised the suspect in that incident matched the description of the Lakeside Drive suspect.
The clerk at the Lakeside Drive store told officers a white male in a brown hoody walked up to the counter to purchase a pack of cigarettes. She said when she opened the register he told her to give him all the money and presented his hoody pocket as if concealed a gun. The clerk said she told him to stop playing and that someone else was walking in the door. She said he looked at the door and said he was just kidding and left the building heading north.
Criminal Domestic Violence
Michael O’Neal Rodgers, 32, 218 East Main St., Apt. 201, Union, is charged by the public safety department with criminal domestic violence.
The incident report states an officer was dispatched to a residence at 218 E. Main St. on Tuesday night. The victim told the officer Rodgers had asked her to take him to the hospital to get his hand checked out due to an injury he received earlier. She said she told him he didn’t need to go anywhere because he was under the influence of alcohol
The woman said Rodgers then grabbed her car keys off the counter and told her he would just take her vehicle himself. She said she took the keys away from him and when she did he became irate and hit her in the mouth with his fist.
The report states the officer observed the woman’s lip was swollen and the inside of the lip was bleeding along with the gum. The victim told the officer she felt dizzy and had a headache from being struck. She said she was going to the hospital to be examined.
Rodgers was placed under arrest and transported to the Union County Jail.
The following incident is being investigated by the public safety department:
An officer was dispatched Tuesday night to 629 Rice Avenue Extension in response to a report of people looking into cars. The officer spoke with a woman who said she had seen two white males looking into two Toyota Corollas. They also walked over to a Ford Ranger and Jeep. All the cars were locked except the Jeep.
The woman said she asked them what they were doing and was told they were looking for help. The two then got into a dark-colored car with a loud muffler and left.
The following person was arrested by the public safety department:
Angelia Dawn Kelley, 39, 207 Second Ave., Union, charged Tuesday with disorderly conduct.