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Police arrest two suspects, after an early morning armed robbery

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Colten Green Colten Green

Decatur - Police responded to an armed robbery at a Circle K gas station in the early morning hours, on Tuesday.

 

At 2:28 a.m. police were called to the Circle K at 3798 N. Woodford. A suspect entered the store, flashed a gun at the cashier, and told her to give him all the money in the drawer. The cashier handed the suspect the money in the drawer. The suspect fled the scene on foot, heading westbound.

 

The cashier gave police a description of the suspect, he was wearing a black sweatshirt, blue jeans, described as 5'08 130 lbs, with a tattoo on his neck.

 

One hour later, police conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle traveling in the 500 block of East Eldorado. The driver was 34-year-old Jerry Taylor, his passenger was 26-year-old Colten Green. K-9 units indicated there where drugs inside the car. Police searched the vehicle and located a silver loaded .45 caliber handgun, along with several other items linking them to the crime. Taylor and Green were taken into custody.

 

A photo lineup was conducted of the suspect and a positive identification was made. Further investigation by the officers found that the Green was on probation and equipped with a GPS tracking device. Information from the device indicated that the arrested was in the area of the armed robbery at the time it was committed.

 

According to a police sworn statement, Green admitted to committing the robbery. He told police that Taylor picked him up at the store, after the robbery occurred and gave him the gun.  Taylor denied any involvement in the robbery. Both Green and Taylor are being held in the Macon County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

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