UPDATE: Man accused of robbing store, punching clerk in face arrested

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Luther Easley

UPDATE: Police have arrested a man accused of punching a clerk in the face while robbing a Johnson City convenience store.

The Johnson City Police Department arrested Luther Easley, 28 of Henderson, Kentucky and charged him with robbery and theft of property under $1,000.

Investigators say Easley robbed the Greer Convenience Store at 815 West Walnut Street on Wednesday. He walked behind the counter, punched the clerk in the face, and took money from the register according to police.

Easley is due in court Friday morning.

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Investigators are asking for the public’s help identifying a male suspect after the Greer Convenience Store at 815 West Walnut Street was robbed on Wednesday.

According to a release from the Johnson City Police Department, a black man in jeans and a black shirt entered the store on Wednesday and asked to use the store’s phone.

Photo: Johnson City Police Department

After using the phone, the suspect allegedly walked behind the counter and punched the clerk in the face.

The release says the suspect then took money from the register and fled the scene.

The scene was investigated by the Crime Investigation Division.

Anyone with information is asked to call JCPD at (423) 434-6166 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (423) 434-6158.

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