Armed robbery suspect caught swimming in Prospect Lake
An armed robber is in custody after police caught him swimming in Prospect Lake Tuesday morning.
The man was one of two who police say threatened a clerk at gunpoint at the nearby 7-Eleven on South Hancock overnight, then stole cigarettes and cash. After robbing the store, neither of them went very far.
A police dog sniffed out one of the men, who was found hiding in a tree around Memorial Park.
The swimmer was spotted coming out of the lake a short time later.
Police have identified the men as Jacob Edwards and Jaron Jones. Both are 18 years old.
Jones has been connected to a robbery on May 27th at a 7-Eleven on South 8th Street. In that case, he allegedly sprayed a clerk with pepper spray, then helped himself to cigarettes.