On June 18, 2009 at 11:02 a.m. an armed robbery occurred at J J’s Chicken and Fish located at 1202 E. Andrews Ave.
The victim stated that a black male entered the business and threatened him with a handgun and then took an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency from the cash register.
The suspect left the area by running behind the business. A perimeter was established by officers of the Henderson Police Department who responded to the scene, and a canine track was attempted. Officers were not able to immediately locate a suspect.
Officers continued to search the area. Witnesses reported seeing a person matching the description of the suspect running in the area of Tripp Street. Officers responded to the area and observed the suspect jump a fence and run into a wooded area. Officers pursued the suspect on foot and were able to take him into custody.
Daryl Williams, 19, of Plum Lane was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, and carrying a concealed weapon. The U.S. currency along with a handgun were recovered from the suspect.
Williams had previously been charged with a robbery with a dangerous weapon that occurred at Dollar General on January 10, 2009. Williams pleaded guilty to common law robbery in connection with that charge on May 21, 2009. He was given a sentence of 132 days which were served while awaiting trial and 24 months of supervised probation and released.