GPD makes arrest in armed robberyPublished 2:34pm Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Authorities have arrested a Greenville man they say is responsible for the armed robbery of a local gas station.
Jeremy Cox, 32, has been arrested and charged with robbery, first degree; theft of property, first degree; theft of property, second degree; burglary, third degree; reckless endangerment; and attempting to elude a law enforcement officer.
Authorities say Cox entered the Shell station on Fort Dale Road at approximately 11:30 p.m. Sunday and pointed a revolver at the cashier demanding she empty the cash register. After the cashier surrendered the money, Cox fled the station in a black Kia and later led authorities on a high-speed chase.
“The cashier was able to provide E911 with a description of the vehicle,” Greenville Police Department Lt. Justin Lovvorn said. “Officer Chase Little saw a vehicle matching the description of the one used in the robbery and attempted to stop the vehicle, and that’s when the chase began.”
The chase eventually came to an end on East Dogwood Trail.
“Officers took Cox back to the gas station where the cashier positively identified him as the man who had robbed her earlier in the night,” Lovvorn said.
Authorities were able to recover the gun used in the robbery, which Cox tossed from the car during the chase, and the money stolen from the gas station, which totaled approximately $180.
“This is an example of great work by patrol and E911,” Lovvorn said. “E911 did a good job of gathering information and dispatching it quickly so that officers were able to respond. Officer Little and the other officers involved in the chase did a great job of chasing down the suspect and taking him into custody.”
After recovering the weapon used in the robbery, authorities later learned that the revolver had been stolen from a house on East Perdue Street just hours earlier.
“We were able to solve two cases with one arrest,” Lovvorn said.