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Pearl Gas Station Armed Robbery Suspect Caught

Pearl, Miss- Pearl police have made an arrest in the armed robbery of the Circle K gas station that occurred early Thursday morning. 30-year-old Joshua Demon Washington was taken into custody without incident by Flowood police early Friday morning after officers located his vehicle on Lakeland Drive. Washington is being held at the Rankin County jail without bond.

Just after 5 a.m. Thursday, Pearl Police received a 911 call from employees at the Circle K at 481 S. Pearson Road, who reported a robbery. Officers arrived within three minutes and witnesses told them a man entered the store, produced a firearm, demanded the clerk open the cash register, took money and then fled.

No shots were fired and there were no injuries.

Ridgeland Police say Washington is also a suspect in an armed robbery of a business that occurred Thursday afternoon near the Reservoir.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Pearl Police Department at 601-939-7000 or email