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Arrest made in University Mart holdup

An arrest has been made in connection with the holdup Tuesday afternoon at the University Mart on Liberty Avenue.

Joshua Wiseman, 26, of 478 Private Drive 13, Ironton, was taken into custody without incident at 11:30 a.m. today, Ironton Police Detective, Capt. Chris Bowman said.

“Late last night we received some information on a possible suspect and then this morning we got some more information,” Bowman said.

Wiseman is charged with aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence because he shaved his beard and discarded the knife and his clothes after the holdup, Bowman said.

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Lawrence County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force and Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office all assisted in the investigation and arrest.

Bowman also thanked the private citizens came forward with information that led to the arrest.

Wiseman was taken to the Lawrence County Jail.