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Anderson police arrest attempted robbery suspect

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Posted at 6:14 PM, Jun 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-09 14:21:36-04

ANDERSON — Police arrested a man after he displayed a gun and demanded cash Monday afternoon at a check-cashing business in Anderson, according to police.

The man, Jonathon Hayes, 24, of Anderson, displayed a handgun and demanded cash around 3:20 p.m. at Check Into Cash, at 1035 South Scatterfield Road, Anderson Police Department Officer Caleb McKnight said in a press release.

Employees refused to cooperate and he left the scene on foot, McKnight said. Officers set up a perimeter and used K9s to help locate him, but they weren't able to.

On Tuesday evening, detectives spoke to and detained Hayes, McKnight said Wednesday. According to online court documents, he is charged with armed robbery and robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 765-648-6700.