Arrest made in gas station armed robbery

Arrest made in gas station armed robbery

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson police have made an arrest after a gas station was robbed Friday night.

Just before midnight the Marathon station on Hanging Moss Road was held up by a masked man armed with a gun.

(Source: Google Maps)
(Source: Google Maps)

The suspect took cash and some items from a customer before running away from the scene. He also fired a shot during the incident.

The man was later located by officers and has been identified as 27-year-old Deonte Cheeks.

He has been charged with armed robbery of a business, armed robbery of an individual and attempted aggravated assault.

Cheeks remains in custody as he awaits an initial court appearance.

This investigation is ongoing.

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