Ruston police arrested a Zachary man for robbery after he allegedly stole money from a customer in a Ruston service station and fled on foot.
Jerrick T. Sims, 34, was arrested about 11:30 p.m. last Monday by Ruston patrol officers.
Police were told a man wearing a black hoodie stole cash from another customer in the Exxon station at 101 Woodward Avenue and ran east. An officer on patrol saw a man running on Goodwin Road and detained him. The man was sweating profusely and was clutching $120 in his hand. A search of the area located a black long sleeve shirt near Sims.
Sims said he was out for a jog, but the victim and an eyewitness identified him, including specifying the correct denominations of the bills Sims possessed. He still denied the accusation and insisted he was exercising.
A records check confirmed a warrant for Sims’s arrest for failure to appear in Third District Court on a simple burglary charge. He was booked for simple robbery and the warrant at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Bail on the robbery charge was set at $35,000.
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