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Police: Suspect punches store clerk, steals manager's purse after jumping counter

Anthony Williams (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Anthony Williams (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
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A 37-year-old man is accused of punching a clerk in the head and stealing the manager' s purse after he jumped over the counter.

Anthony Williams is held at the Hamilton County jail on a robbery charge. He is scheduled to face a judge Monday.

According to his arrest report, Williams entered the Dollar General store in the 1000 block of William Howard Taft Road and announced he was going to rob it about 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

He punched a clerk in the head and then took the store manager's purse after jumping over the counter, according to court records and his arrest slip.

He also allegedly damaged the store and cash register in an attempt to take more property.

After a short foot pursuit, he was apprehended in the 800 block of William Howard Taft Road.

Police say he admitted to the crime after he was read his rights, telling them "I was just doing something crazy," his arrest slip states.

Williams also is held on an aggravated menacing charge from an alleged previous offense in the 2500 block of Gilbert Avenue on Sept. 24, court records state.

He is accused of causing a woman to fear for her life by standing on a sidewalk, pointing a gun at her and threatening to shoot her in the face if she pressed charges against him, according to police.

The victim hid behind a brick wall on her balcony, records state.

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