A Springfield man faces multiple charges after he is accused of attempting to rob another man at gun point and later ran from police.
Jimmarko L. Shepherd, 22, of 148 S. Shaffer St., is facing one count each of attempted robbery and obstructing official business. He’s set to appear in the Clark County Jail at 10:30 a.m. today.
The victim and another man were driving down Gonder Alley towards Sherman Avenue at about 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday evening when they saw Shepherd walking down the street, according to a police report. Shepherd allegedly asked the victim to use his cellphone and was told no. Shepherd then allegedly pointed a handgun in the victim’s face and said: “Give me your phone and your money!”
The victim pushed the gun out of his face, drove away and called police, the report said. He followed Shepherd as he walked towards the area of the bike trail along Warder Street.
After a foot chase, officers arrested Shepherd in front of a home in the 900 block of Avondale Avenue.
Shepherd allegedly threw the weapon into the woods near the bike trail, but officers and a K-9 were unable to find it.
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