Man charged with armed robbery

A man wanted in California for two counts of armed robbery has been charged in a similar crime in Gulfport.

Nolon Blair, 38, was charged with one count of armed robbery and held on $100,000 bond set by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Diane Ladner, Police Chief Alan Weatherford said.

A clerk at the Second Stop store at 4410 Old Pass Road reported to police that a man entered the store about 9:40 a.m. Friday, took money at gunpoint and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Blair was picked up a short time later in the 1800 block of 41st Avenue, Weatherford said. updates the story as details become available.