A Man is Arrested After Allegedly Holding Employees at Gunpoint During Gas Station Robbery in Rocky Top

A man is arrested after he allegedly held two employees at gunpoint during a robbery of the Rocky Top 76 Gas Station on Lake City Highway.

Anderson County Sheriff Russell Barker says deputies were dispatched to the gas station on reports of an armed robbery.

The suspect has fled when deputies arrived. Video surveillance showed the suspect, identified as Carlos Hernandez, holding two gas station employees at gunpoint while taking the till from the cash register.

Deputies tracked Hernandez to South Clinton where he was arrested. He faces charges of armed robbery, aggravated kidnapping, theft of $1,000-$2,5000 and tempering with evidence.

He is being held without bond.

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