Strong Armed Robbery Arrest

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A Wiregrass man has been arrested for the strong armed robbery of an elderly Geneva woman.

Police say 26-year-old Jamie Johnson of Kinston grabbed the 81-year-old victim's purse out of her shopping cart as she was leaving a supermarket along Highway 52.

The woman fought for several moments before Johnson reportedly overpowered her.

He’s charged with robbery and failure to appear on a previous felony.

Johnson is in the Geneva County Jail under a five-thousand dollar bond.

The victim was not hurt during the robbery.