One man is in the Pulaski County Jail on suspicion of armed robbery.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department was notified Thursday at 1:22 a.m. of an armed robbery incident at the Good to Go gas station on U.S. 35 in Winamac.
Police say a man wearing a ski mask and black clothing, and in possession of a semi-automatic firearm, confronted a gas station attendant. He reportedly demanded money out of the register. The attendant complied with his request and the suspect fled the scene, according to police.
Officers from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department and the Winamac Police Department say they were able to quickly arrive at the scene and obtain enough information to identify the suspect as 26-year-old Dylan Sommers of Winamac. The report also indicates that police found Sommers at his residence and was taken into custody. Officers executed a search warrant at his home and allegedly found items related to the armed robbery. Police say they also controlled substances and drug paraphernalia during the search.
Sommers is in the Pulaski County Jail facing preliminary felony charges of armed robbery, intimidation and possession of a syringe, in addition to misdemeanor charges of possession of paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.