Man indicted for armed robbery
A Russellville man implicated in the Nov. 21 armed robbery at a local convenience store was indicted for robbery, officials said this week.
Damien Lee Nix, 22, 158 S. Franks Circle, Russellville, was indicted for first-degree robbery, Franklin County District Attorney Joey Rushing said.
Rushing said the charge stems from an incident that took place at A&A County Line Quick Stop on Nov. 21.
According to Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver, Nix is accused of entering the store on County Line Road at about 6:20 p.m. dressed in black clothing and wearing a black ski mask.
Oliver said that according to witness reports, Nix pointed a gun at storeowner Alex McClusky and told him to put all the money from the register in the bag.
After McClusky put the money in the bag, witnesses said Nix fled the scene on foot. Oliver said McClusky pursued him for a short distance after firing three rounds at Nix but eventually lost sight of him.
Oliver said the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Colbert and Lawrence County Sheriff’s departments responded to the scene and searched the area with the assistance of the Russellville Police Department’s K-9 Unit but were unable to track down the suspect at that time.
After an extensive investigation, police were able to apprehended Nix once he was developed as the main suspect.
Rushing said Nix’s case would be set for arraignment on March 29 and would be placed on the trial docket as early as this summer.