Jackson County

Robbery suspect arrested

Gautier police arrested a suspect Wednesday night in connection with a robbery last week of a U.S. 90 gas station.

Police, with assistance from the Pascagoula Police Department and the Jackson County Sheriffs Department, served an armed robbery and aggravated assault warrant to 27-year-old Pharse Antonio Pickens.

He was arrested at Monaco Lake Apartments on Wednesday, where he was apprehended without incident. Pickens is being held at the Jackson County jail under a $200,000 bond.

The robbery occurred at the Fastrac Exxon on U.S. 90 at Ladnier Road on Friday.

At approximately 8:40 p.m., a black male entered the store and forced the clerk, a 22-year-old female, to give him the money from the register, police said. The clerk allegedly then shot the clerk. The man left the store with undetermined amount of money.

For more on this story, read Friday's Sun Herald.