Police: Fayetteville Robbery Suspect Identified Through Forensics

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A suspect is in jail in connection with a robbery that happened at a Valero 11 days prior to the arrest.

Freddie Jones Jr., 20, was arrested Tuesday (Oct. 31) after a brief standoff with police, according to an arrest report. He faces aggravated robbery and first-degree terroristic threatening.

The robbery happened about 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Valero across from the Fayetteville Athletic Club on North Crossover Road. Surveillance video shows an armed man inside the business demanding money. When the clerk didn't open the cash register, the suspect fired a bullet from a revolver into the ceiling.

The report states that the clerk then opened the cash register, but didn't want to give away the money. Rather, the gunman reached across the counter and stole it. After, he ran from the scene.

Police said they identified the suspect through forensics.

Jones allegedly touched a computer monitor with his bare wrist and a DNA swab was taken of the print.

A witness told police that Jones told them that he committed the robbery. According to the report, the witness gave details of the crime that only the robber would have known, and said they were given directly to them by Jones.

To police, Jones denied his alleged involvement in the robbery, according to the report.

He initially refused to give a DNA sample for comparison to the sample collected at the crime scene, but later provided a sample after a search warrant was obtained, according to the report.