Police: Local man robbed gas station

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield man is charged with robbery after entering a local gas station, pointing a gun at the clerk and demanding cash, court records state.

Steven C. Anderson Jr., 33, 1839 W. Country Lane, Greenfield, pleaded not guilty this week to three felonies, including armed robbery, and three misdemeanors, records show.

Police said Anderson entered the Speedway gas station, located in the 2200 block of North State Street in Greenfield, early Tuesday, wearing a dark-colored mask and carrying a handgun.

Anderson threatened a gas station clerk with the gun and demanded money, according to charging documents. When the clerk refused to hand over cash, Anderson ran from the store, court records state.

Gas station employees called 911, and police stopped a man who matched a description of the suspect, later identified as Anderson, a few minutes later walking along New Road in Greenfield, court records state.

When Anderson refused to comply with officers, a police K9 tackled him, according to police reports. He was taken to Hancock Regional Hospital and treated for bite injuries before being taken to the Hancock County Jail.

Anderson faces one Level 3 felony count of armed robbery, one Level 5 felony count of intimidation, one Level 6 felony count of pointing a firearm, two Class A misdemeanor of resisting law enforcement and one Class A misdemeanor of striking a law enforcement animal.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.