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Police: Man suspected in gas station holdup also charged in 3 others

Johnny Ray Taylor
Johnny Ray Taylor

Police have arrested a Gulfport man in four armed robberies, including one at a gas station Wednesday morning.

Johnny Ray Taylor, 46, was charged after an investigation into armed robberies of three gas stations and another business in Gulfport, said Sgt. Joshua Bromen.

In each of the robberies, the suspect entered the business using a handgun and demanding money and cigarettes. Police developed Taylor as a suspect and arrested him Wednesday by detectives in the 2800 block of 5th Avenue.

He is held at the Harrison County jail on $600,000 bond ($150,000 per charge) set by Harrison County Judge Louise Ladner.

Taylor has been charged with armed robbery in the following cases:

▪ 8:08 p.m. May 29 at a business in the 800 block of Pass Road

▪ 9:30 p.m. June 1 at the Chevron Gas Station at 1701 Kelly Avenue

▪ 7:58 p.m. June 4 at the Shell Station at 394 Pass Road

▪ 10:05 a.m. June 7 at the Citgo Gas Station at 1103 Pass Road

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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