By Max Hrenda
A Johnson City man is in custody after a private citizen told officers with the Johnson City and Elizabethton police departments that he or she followed him to an apartment from the scene of a robbery.
On Tuesday evening, EPD officers arrested Aaron Earl Wallace, 30, 1080 Virginia Ave., Unicoi, in connection to a robbery that occurred at the Sunoco station located at 1258 Milligan Highway.
The robbery came five days after the same store had been robbed previously. The Elizabethton Police Department is still investigating the previous robbery.
In the more recent incident, according to a press release from EPD Capt. Joy Markland, officers responded to the robbery call at approximately 7:36 p.m. According to witness statements – which were later confirmed by video surveillance footage – a man wearing a cloth over his face, jeans with holes in the knee areas, and dark running shoes entered the store and, while brandishing something wrapped in a light-colored cloth in his hand, demanded money from the cashier.