Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Robber Foiled by Would-Be Victim

A Putnam County man is facing charges of aggravated robbery today -- after being chased down by a man he allegedly tried to hold up. Police say 23-year-old Nicholas C. Herron of Mill Pond Road in Silver Point, allegedly went up to an employee of the McDonald's restaurant early Tuesday morning -- just as that employee was making a night deposit at the Regions Bank on S. Jefferson Ave. Police say Herron's plan was to grab the deposit money at knifepoint from the employee. But that didn't happen because the money had already been deposited. When Herron realized that, he reportedly took off running, but the victim was able to tackle him a short distance away and hold him until police arrived. Herron was also found to have a bag of marijuana of him, police say, and was charged with drug possession as well. He goes to court on the charges August 24th.