A 22-year-old Spotsylvania County man is in jail on a charge of attempted robbery after an incident at the Southpoint Walmart on Sunday.
Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office spokesman Mike Harvey said deputies responded at about 10:30 p.m. to the Walmart at 10001 Southpoint Pkwy. and got a description of the suspect. He said Deputy Myrick arrived with his police dog and was able to locate the suspect hiding in the woods between the Walmart and Lowes.
"The suspect entered the store and approached an employee exiting the cash room and handed the clerk a note telling him to open the door so he could get the cash," Harvey said. "The clerk refused and the suspect demanded the clerk open the door implying he had a weapon, but never displayed one. The clerk called the manager and loss prevention at which point the suspect fled the store without obtaining any cash."
Harvey said deputies found a BB pistol near where the suspect was hiding in the woods.
Joshua David Rodriguez is being held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.