Man arrested after liquor store robbery


HE SOUTHERN STATES. I’LL TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP IN A FEW MINUTES. >>MORE BREAKING NEWS, LIVE AT 5:00, A LIQUOR STORE ARMED ROBBERY AND POLICE CHASE IN RICHLAND. >>THAT’S RIGHT, MEGAN. LET’S GET STRAIGHT TO 16 WAPT’S ANNE PARKER. >>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT. WE JUST FINISHED TALKING WITH RIDGELAND POLICE CHIEF JOHN NEIL. HE SAYS THEY TOOK A MAN INTO CUSTODY NAMED BLESSED PIERRE ADAMS JUST NOW, THEY SAY ADAMS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ROBBING THE OLD CANTON AT LIQUOR AND WINE STORE. THEY SAY HE WALKED IN AND PEPPER SPRAYED THE WOMAN WHO WAS INSIDE OF THE STORE, AND THEN RAIDED THE CASH REGISTER, AND POLICE TOLD US THEY THINK HE GOT AWAY WITH ABOUT 300 BUCKS, AFTER THAT, POLICE SAY ADAMS TOOK OFF TOWARDS AN APARTMENT COMPLEX IN JACKSON RIGHT CROSS FROM NORTHPARK MALL. THERE, POLICE CAUGHT UP WITH HIM. WE WERE ON SCENE WHEN THEY ARRESTED ADAMS, AND TOOK HIM TO THE MADISON COUNTY JAIL. NOW, CHIEF NEIL SAYS HE IS BEING HELD IN THE JAIL, HE’S FACING STRONG-ARMED ROBBERY CHARGES AND ASSAULT CHARGES, HE IS HELD WITHOUT BOND. WE’LL CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THIS STORY AS WE FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION. BUT I DID WANT TO MENTION THEY DO BELIEVE THAT BLESS PIERRE ADAMS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANOTHER ARMED ROBBERY WE SAY ON HIGHWAY 51 AT THE MAX SERVICE STATION. THERE, THEY SAY HE HELD AN EMPLOYEE UP AT KNIFE POINT.

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