Valley Police arrest suspect in October Waffle House robbery

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UPDATE (10/14/2019):

Police have arrested Jerome Avery.

Police say they received a tip around 1:00 p.m. from the Crime Stoppers tip line concerning the location of Avery.

Valley and Lanett officers responded to a location in the 1800 block of 18th Street SW, Lanett. During a search of the residence, Avery was located hiding in a bedroom closet.

He was taken into custody without incident or injury. Avery was brought to the Valley Police Department for processing and will later be transported to the Chambers County Detention Facility pending a bond hearing.

ORIGINAL STORY (10/14/19):

VALLEY, Ala. (WRBL) – The Valley Police Department have identified a suspect in an Oct. 9 Waffle House robbery. Police are looking for Jerome Avery, 52. A warrant has been issued for Avery’s arrest bearing a charge of Robbery 1st Degree.

Police say Avery was last known to live in the Lanett area.

Previously, witnesses told police that the suspect had entered the Waffle House and demanded money from the register, and indicating he had a weapon.

When the cashier opened the register, the suspect grabbed an undetermined amount of money before leaving.

“The suspect then left on foot and was last seen walking towards the rear of the building. There was no weapon seen and there were no reported injuries,” said Valley Police Major Mike Reynolds.

Now, police are asking the public for help finding Avery. They ask that if anyone has information on Avery’s location to call the Valley Police Department at 334-756-5200 or the Valley Area Crime Stoppers at 334-756-8200.

Police say there is a possible reward of up to $500 for information on Avery’s whereabouts.

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