Armed robbery of gas station leads to arrest of Tallahassee man

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Posted at 11:01 AM, Sep 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-23 22:15:54-04

MARIANNA, Fla. (WTXL) -  A 33-year-old Tallahassee man is facing multiple charges after robbing a gas station with a knife and leading law enforcement on a car and foot chase in Marianna. 

Charles Jackson was arrested by the Marianna Police Department on Sunday. 

On Sunday, at about 12:42 a.m., officers were called to the Big Little Chevron gas station on Penn Avenue and Lafayette Street in response to an armed robbery, where Jackson was armed with a knife. 

While en-route, officers learned that Jackson was being followed by a witness.  

MPD stated officers were able to cut off Jackson's vehicle and tried to make him stop. 

Jackson refused to stop for officers, causing them to pursue him for several minutes before he lost control of his vehicle, running off the road. 

Officers stated Jackson then got out of the vehicle and was chased on foot by officers before being apprehended.  

Jackson was not injured during the car pursuit or foot chase.  

He is being charged with robbery with a deadly weapon, fleeing and eluding law enforcement, resisting officers without violence, violation of state probation, and shoplifting.  

Jackson was taken to the Jackson County Correctional Facility.