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Man arrested in connection with armed robbery at Lake Charles grocery store

Posted at 3:30 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 16:30:09-04

A Lake Charles man has been arrested after deputies say he allegedly held a grocery store employee at knife point, demanding money.

Deputies say that on August 17 at approximately 4:00 a.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a grocery store on Highway 171 in Lake Charles.

Upon arrival the victim, who was an employee at the store, told deputies he asked a man, later identified as 24-year-old Terrell D. Williams of Lake Charles, if he needed any help. William allegedly became upset and began yelling at the victim. The victim then told deputies he went to another aisle and continued his work duties at which time Williams allegedly pulled out a box blade knife and told the victim he owed him forty dollars. The victim stated he put his hands in the air after Williams told him to give him everything in his pockets.

Officials with the sheriff’s office say an off-duty CPSO deputy, who was working security at the store, was informed of the situation and detained Williams until on-duty deputies arrived. Williams was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with armed robbery.

His bond is set at $80,000.