Man arrested in Augusta methadone clinic armed robbery

A 30-year-old man is facing charges in the April armed robbery of an Ellis Street methadone clinic.


Francis Eugene Alan Murray was arrested Tuesday on charges of armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

According to an incident report, the suspect entered Augusta Metro Treatment Center, 525 Ellis St., about 10:30 a.m. April 25 and demanded cash from employees at gunpoint.

An employee handed over cash drawers to the robber, who was wearing a hoodie and gloves.

A Waynesboro, Ga., man at the facility told police he went to his car to get his firearm after employees screamed about a gun. Before he got back, the robber ran from the building.

The man told police he chased the robber until he jumped into the passenger seat of a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo and got away.

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