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Armed robbery at Marathon gas station

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By Shelley Spillman

*UPDATE*

According to the Anderson County Sheriff's Department, during the joint investigation with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office and the Lexington Police Department, an arrest warrant was obtained for George "Daniel" Cheatham of Salvisa, for first-degree robbery.

Anderson County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help locating Cheatham. If you may know the whereabouts of Cheatham, please call the  Anderson County Sheriff's Office at 502-839-4021. Cheatham is considered armed and dangerous.

*Original Story*

Jess Thompson, owner of the Marathon gas station located at U.S. 127 at Bluegrass Parkway, confirmed there was an armed robbery at around 2:25 p.m. Friday, July 25.

According to an Anderson County Sheriff's Office press release, a white male, wearing a gray t-shirt, blue jeans and a black ski mask covering his face, entered the Parkway Marathon and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect was armed with a small caliber revolver.

After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect exited the front door and fled south on US127 in a late 90's model blue or dark green Jeep Grand Cherokee.

"It scares people," Thompson said. "It takes a toll on hardworking staff who are just trying to earn a living."

Thompson said no one was injured.

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers are actively seeking tips assisting in the identification and or location of the suspect involved with the Parkway Marathon armed robbery.

A cash reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest based on a caller’s tip. Callers are requested to call Crime Stoppers at 502-839-6969 or the Anderson County Sheriff's Office at 502-839-4021. Any and all tips are anonymous.

For more on this story, the see Wednesday, July 30, edition of The Anderson News.