Dollar Store robbed at gunpoint

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By Beth Braden

 JACKSBORO—A robbery suspect got no farther than Goodwill after he allegedly robbed the Dollar General around 6 p.m. last Saturday night.

Jacksboro police spotted Dusty Arloraine Napier, 32, 190 Brook Place Lane, LaFollette, who was walking on foot.  Napier reportedly matched the description of the alleged robber as relayed by dispatchers. 

Napier had been in the Dollar General for more than an hour before exiting the store, returning with a cart and then approaching an employee to demand she open the register, reports said. 

Napier allegedly pointed a small handgun at the employee during the encounter, according to police. Once the drawer was open, he reportedly took the cash and forced the employee into the back of the store before fleeing on foot. The employee then called 911.

When police encountered Napier, he was reportedly in possession of a small handgun, a kitchen knife, $302 in cash, three packs of cigarettes, a flashlight and an orange Tennessee hoodie, reports said. 

Napier was charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, possession of prohibited weapons, two capias/bench warrants and theft of property less than $500.