Paducah man charged with robbing store

A Paducah man has been arrested in connection with the robbery of a convenience store earlier this month.

Jarvis L. Brown, 29, of North 14th Street,  was arrested on a warrant charging him with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and on a charge of first-degree robbery, according to Paducah police.

Brown was charged with robbing the Superway, 2535 Jackson St., on July 18.

An employee told police a man entered the store's office at 9:11 p.m. on Monday, July 18 and pointed a gun at him and demanded the money he was counting. He said he gave the robber an unknown amount of money, and the robber fled the store.

An anonymous tipster told investigators that Brown not only had robbed the Superway store, but also was in possession of firearms, police said.

Det. Sgt. Brian Laird said photographs of Brown on Facebook show him with guns and a large amount of cash. Additionally, a video clip on the Internet showed Brown firing a weapon in an alley behind his home on North 14th Street.

A warrant charging Brown with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and a search warrant for his home were obtained late Tuesday. Because of Brown's criminal history, which includes convictions for armed robbery, drug trafficking and fleeing from police, the department's SWAT Team was used to help affect Brown's arrest and execute the warrant at his home, said police.

Investigators found more than 30 shell casings in the alley behind Brown's home where he had fired an SKS assault rifle into the ground.

Police say Brown was interviewed at the police department and admitted having robbed the Superway store.

He was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.