At 6:04 p.m. Dec. 2, a male suspect walked into Food Lion at 7100 Salem Fields Blvd., showed a black pistol and demanded money from the registers, Capt. Jeffery Pearce of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office said.
"The suspect assaulted one of the female employees, took an undisclosed amount of cash, left the store and drove off in a vehicle," Pearce said. The woman was not seriously injured.
The Spotsylvania County Emergency Communications Center
received the 9-1-1 call from store employees, who provided a description of the
suspect and his vehicle. "Only about
two minutes later, Spotsylvania Patrol Lieutenant S. Clem spotted the suspect
vehicle traveling on Plank Road, near Spotsylvania Towne Center mall," Pearce said.
When Lt. Clem
attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect sped up and attempted to
elude the patrol cruiser. The suspect
vehicle crossed traffic trying to enter Central Park and hit another vehicle. The suspect was taken into custody. No injuries were reported in the
Andre Jovon Jenkins, 30, was taken into custody. "Detectives responded to the scenes and are proceeding with the investigation," Pearce said. Charges are pending.