Man arrested for robbing Dollar General with shotgun

Police said a K-9 unit was able to track down the suspect at a nearby home.

Posted: Nov 21, 2017 8:59 AM

A Decatur man is facing charges after police said he robbed a store at gunpoint Monday evening.

J.C. Denota Nicholas, 25, was arrested at a home near the Dollar General on Beltline Road after it was robbed around 7 p.m.

Nicholas is accused of walking into the store with a shotgun and demanding money. He left the store after employees gave him money from the register, police said.

A police K-9 unit was brought in and tracked Nicholas to a home near the store, where he was taken into custody.

Police charged Nicholas with first-degree robbery and obstructing justice after they said he lied to them about his identity. According to police, he also had warrants through the Morgan County Sheriff's Office.

His bond was set at $72,500.

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