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Dawsonville Kroger robbed of cash
BDQD PIC CODY ARNETT CROPPED
Cody Alan Arnett

Federal marshals and Dawson County authorities have arrested a man wanted in connection withrobbing the Dawsonville Kroger grocery store, and two banks in Lexington, Kentucky.

Cody Alan Arnett, 29, of Nicholasville, Kentucky, has been charged with robbing the Dawsonville Kroger Dec. 20, between midnight and 1 a.m.

"He went into the Kroger and made a movement like he had a gun, and told employees if they gave him the cash, no one would get hurt," Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten said.

The suspect fled with $300 in cash and $100 in cigarettes. No one at the store was injured.

Dawson County deputies searched the area and local motels but were unable to locate Arnett.

Federal marshals arrested Arnett in DeKalb County nine days later on Dec. 29, and returned him to Dawson County.

"Federal marshall got involved because he was a suspect in two bank robberies in Lexington, Kentucky," Wooten said.

The first bank robbery was on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at the People's Exchange Bank in Lexington. Witnesses told police a white, male suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. After getting money, he left the scene, according to a story posted by WKYT on Dec. 30.

A second bank robbery occurred three weeks later on Tuesday, Dec. 16 with officers responding to the United Bank in Lexington where witnesses say a man entered the bank wearing a ski mask and dark-colored clothing, also demanding cash from a teller.

The same day, Lexington police located Arnett's red, Toyota Tacoma in Lexington and initiated a stop. The passenger was detained but Arnett, the driver, fled the scene on foot, WKYT reported.

Arnett is being held at the Dawson County jail. No bond has been set.

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