Springfield man accused of robbing Kroger at knifepoint

Robert Jackson appears in Clark County Municipal Court. STAFF

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Robert Jackson appears in Clark County Municipal Court. STAFF

A Springfield man is accused of robbing a local Kroger by taking steaks at knifepoint.

Robert Jackson, 32, of Springfield, was charged with robbery in Clark County Municipal Court. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and his bond was set at $27,750.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office began their investigation on July 4 when they were called to the Kroger store on Main Street, according to an affidavit filed in the case.

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“Dispatch advised that the male subject had a knife and had threatened an employee and left the area going west … on a silver bicycle,” the affidavit says.

Deputies were able to locate Jackson who told officers that he had found steaks in a shopping cart outside the store, according to the affidavit. He was found to have a knife in his possession, according to the affidavit.

The deputies then spoke with a Kroger employee, the affidavit says.

“(She) advised she observed the subject take two family packs of steaks,” the affidavit says. “(She) advised she recognized the subject who had previously been trespassed from the Kroger store.”

After getting her manager, the two confronted Jackson, the affidavit says, and that’s why Jackson allegedly threatened the store employees.

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“(The manager) stated the subject turned around while walking away and stated ‘yeah, I got these steaks and I’m walking right out the front door, I’m not afraid to throw down and cut someone, you know what I mean,’” the affidavit says.

A next court date for Jackson had not been set, according to online records.

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