A 52-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning as a suspect in the Sept. 24 Circle K armed robbery on Veterans Parkway, according to an arrest report from the Columbus Police Department.
James Walker Mathis, the accused, faces one count each of armed robbery, possession of a knife during the commission of a crime and aggravated assault. He was transported to the Muscogee County Jail.
His preliminary hearing is set for 2 p.m. Thursday in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
Authorities said they were called to the business at 1445 Veterans Parkway around 2:46 a.m. Sept. 24 to investigate an armed robbery. The store clerk said a man brandished a knife and threatened him with it before leaving with cash.
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No one was injured during the incident, police confirmed.
Police released surveillance photos of the suspect on Oct. 3. Mathis was taken into custody in connection with the crime at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.