Police Charge Man with Two Counts of Aggravated Robbery and Felon in Possession of a Firearm in Liquor Store Robbery
Jackson police have charged Tyler Hayes Mills, of Jackson, with two counts of aggravated robbery, felon in possession of a firearm and evading arrest in connection with the armed robbery of Ridgecrest Cellars, 2880 Ridgecrest Road.
Police were called about the robbery at 5:11 p.m. Thursday. A man, dressed in camouflage, entered the business with a handgun. He took money from the store and an employee's cell phone. He was last seen running into the wooded area behind the business on the south side of Ridgecrest Road.
A responding officer saw the suspect come out of the wood line on Malone Road, then run back into the woods. Other officers quickly arrived and set up a perimeter. A police dog and helicopter were called in to help with the search.
After searching for over two hours, officers arrested Mills, 21, in a wooded area off North Royal Street near Henderson Road. Officers found the stolen money, cell phone and gun.
Investigators learned that Mills has felony convictions for aggravated burglary and theft in Henderson County and aggravated burglary in Chester County.
He is scheduled to be formally arraigned Monday at 8 a.m. in Jackson City Court.
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