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UPDATE: Alleged gas station robber was frequent customer

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ROSSVILLE, GA (WRCB) - UPDATE: A convicted felon is back in jail this morning for robbing a convenience store.

Rossville Police arrested Samuel Marsh III, 28, Wednesday night after they say he robbed the Delta Express at 408 James Street.

Manager Chris Coker said Marsh was a frequent customer of the gas station.

"He came in every morning to buy a coffee or a fountain drink, every morning," Coker said. "He didn't have his face covered or nothing. He just had his hood on."

Coker said Marsh made off with $227 in cash and some cigarettes.

Surveillance video shows other customers were in the store at the time. Marsh never pointed the gun at the clerk and it appears most customers were oblivious to the store being robbed.

Marsh jumped a fence and fled into the Happy Valley Apartment complex nearby, where police arrested him.

Detective Dave Scroggins with Rossville Police Department says Marsh was cut while jumping the fence to run from police. He was taken to Erlanger for treatment and will be booked in the Hamilton County jail, where he is listed as a fugitive.

Scroggins says Marsh was recently released from prison. According to Hamilton County court documents, Marsh pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery charges in 2008 and sentenced to eight years behind bars.

Marsh will appear before a Hamilton County judge on Friday before being extradited to Walker County, GA.
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