Columbus police make arrests after armed gas station robbery

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COLUMBUS, In (Sept. 28th, 2014) — Two Michigan men are in custody after allegedly robbing a gas station and leading police on a high speed chase in Columbus early Sunday.

Officers were dispatched to the Speedway gas station located at 2350 W. Jonathan Moore Pike for a robbery in progress.

The suspect displayed a handgun during the robbery and allegedly struck one customer in the face with the weapon.  He then left the gas station and got into a Jeep.

Two suspects led police on a chase northbound on I-65.

Officers from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department later found the Jeep abandoned behind a gas station in Taylorsville.

Jerry Lee Strawser, 22, of Detroit, and James Clarence Maddox, 26, of Detroit, were both later arrested.

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