Police still searching for BP robber

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 29, 2005

A disagreement over a chair and who should occupy it apparently led to a fight and an arrest over the weekend in Ironton.

Meanwhile, authorities continue their search for a man who robbed Clark's BP on Liberty Avenue Friday evening.

Ironton Police detective Jim Akers said Randolph L. Morris, Jr., 24, of 735 S. Ninth St., Ironton, was arrested for felonious assault and on an outstanding warrant. He was taken to jail shortly after the Friday fight.

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Akers said the suspect and

the 15-year-old

male victim were apparently in a residence in the 700 block of South Ninth Street when Morris asked the victim to get up and let him sit in a chair.

"The victim told him to hold on and Morris went into the kitchen and returned with a knife," Akers said.

Morris allegedly left the residence carrying two knives and was apprehended shortly afterward at another residence. That incident occurred just before 9 p.m. Friday.

Meanwhile, police continue their search for a tall, slender white man who robbed Clark's BP on Liberty Avenue Friday night.

"The man came into the store with a white towel over his head and a towel over his arm like he had a gun," Akers said. "He got away with an undermined amount of cash."

The robbery occurred at 8:48 p.m.

The man reportedly wore a white T-shirt and had his face covered.

"It seems like we get more of it (robberies) this time of year," Akers said.

"It seems like there is more violence in the summertime."

Anyone who has information about the robbery may call the Ironton Police Department detective's bureau at 532-5606.