Madison man robbed at gunpoint at truck stop
By Patrick Yost
A Madison man was robbed at gunpoint in the early morning hours of Saturday, Dec. 15.
According to Madison Police Department reports, the 21-year-old man was emptying trash at 6:20 a.m. as part of his job with Pilot Travel Centers when he was approached by a black male with a handgun. The victim told officers the man, who was described as middle ages with salt and pepper beard, wearing a denim jacket, blue jeans, a big nose and a skull cap, walked up to him near the dumpster at the truck stop and demanded his wallet.
The victim said he gave the man his wallet and the man punched him in the left eye. The man then fled into the woods behind the truck stop. The victim, a 21-year-old male, said he had $80 in cash and a student ID in the wallet.
According to Madison Police Chief Carl Jones, the wallet was discovered near a mattress in a wooded area behind the truck stop.
Officers stopped and arrested a man on Main Street that fit the description of the perpetrator on an outstanding warrant but, reports state, the man was not positively identified as the perpetrator by the victim. At the time of the suspect’s arrest he had $66 in cash in his pocket, reports state.
Printed in the December 20, 2012 edition