According to Richmond County sheriffs investigator Cory Carlyle, Michael Johnathan Hope, 22, took an unknown amount of money from the store at about 10:50 a.m. He was arrested by officers behind the Paine College gymnasium at about 11:15 a.m.
Investigator Carlyle said Mr. Hope was not a Paine College student.
He was charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He was also charged with theft by receiving in connection with the possession of a stolen firearm.