A man charged with robbing a Dollar General in Lexington was assigned a public defender Monday during a court hearing.
Anthony B. Taylor was arrested shortly after the store, on Legends Lane, was robbed about 9:41 p.m. Sunday, according to court records. Taylor also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after officers found a silver crack pipe in his backpack.
Store employees saw Taylor, 53, put merchandise into his backpack and pants, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said. The manager confronted and detained Taylor as he tried to leave the store.
Taylor broke free and ran for the exit, police said. He ran into a female customer and shoved her into a beverage stand. The customer suffered a cut on the head but wasn't taken to a hospital.
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Roberts said Taylor ran through the parking lot, but arriving officers arrested him, Roberts said.
Food and household goods worth about $110 were returned to the store, Roberts said.
District Court Judge T. Bruce Bell scheduled Taylor to return to court May 21. He is being held on $11,000 bond.