Man Hospitalized After Armed Robbery in Jefferson County

By: Eyewitness News, Angelica Alvarez Email
By: Eyewitness News, Angelica Alvarez Email

[UPDATE] February 20, 2012 4:20 p.m.

Jefferson County, FL -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or person's responsible for the early morning armed robbery and aggravated battery of a man.

The attack happened at Waukeenah Fertilizer on January 25, 2012. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Gerald Knecht at 850-997-2023.

Or you can visit the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office website at www.jeffersoncountysheriff1.com or text JCSOTIP and tip information to 274637. All information received through the website or text will be anonymous.

Jefferson County, FL -- January 25, 2012 --

A Jefferson County man is in a Tallahassee hospital tonight in serious condition. Investigators say the man was brutally beaten during an armed robbery early this morning.

Now they're on the hunt for a suspect and need your help.

On Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at around 8:00am, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office responded to 9643 Waukeenah Highway (Waukeenah Fertilizer) in reference to an armed robbery. The victim of the armed robbery sustained head injuries during the robbery and was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

The JCSO is requesting that anyone that was in the area of Waukeenah Fertilizer on the morning of Wednesday January 25 between the hours of 5l30am and 6:15am and has any information pertaining to the robbery please call (850)997-2023 or visit the JCSO website at www.jeffersoncountysherifffl.com or text JCSOTIP and tip information to 274637. All information received through the website or text will be anonymous.


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  • by dave m Location: Monticello on Jan 27, 2012 at 06:46 AM
    Whoever did this needs needs to be shot or hung.
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      by Surly on Jan 28, 2012 at 04:18 PM in reply to dave m
      Or shot AND hung...
  • by john Location: waukeenah on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:35 PM
    if anyone needs a bunch of extra cash and might know the punk or punks that did this respond to this
  • by Sam Location: South Georgia on Jan 26, 2012 at 03:57 PM
    @ WCTV, please update this story as more information becomes available. I used to live down the road from Waukeenah Fertilizer before moving to South GA a few years ago. My prayers go out to the individual who was attacked.
  • by susnhine on Jan 26, 2012 at 08:22 AM
    permitt or not i will carry my gun!
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2012 at 01:31 PM in reply to susnhine
      Get a permit. Otherwise you could risk your eligibility to legally carry. I understand you wanting to protect yourself. Carry it, but get the permit.
  • by Earth to the citizens... on Jan 26, 2012 at 07:44 AM
    Go get your carry permit and start carrying a gun.
  • by Anonymous Location: Waukeenah on Jan 26, 2012 at 07:12 AM
    My prayers and thoughts are with Chris, his family and the employees at Waukeenah Fertilizer. I sincerely hope they catch the thug that did this. It was nice but sad to see a deputy parked there this morning.
  • by A on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:46 AM
    Kevin aka Reality I think you should reread the article (I had to) the person that was injured was not the robber it was the person that was robbed.
  • by Kevin aka Reality Location: Monticello on Jan 26, 2012 at 05:42 AM
    Well this clown has nothing to complain about...you rob someone , you take that chance. Personally I think hes lucky to catch a beating . I am never far from my Taurus , which has a would be robbers name all over it!
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      by Jim on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:03 AM in reply to Kevin aka Reality
      What? Did you read the story? You need a dose of reality...........
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      by John on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:23 AM in reply to Kevin aka Reality
      "He's lucky to catch a beating" Really? Perhaps you meant he is lucky to be alive. I do not know the person hopitalized, but I doubt they deserved a beating. I hope the person(s) responsible are quickly brought to justice and the injured employee recovers fully and quickly.
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      by Kevin aka huh? on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:27 AM in reply to Kevin aka Reality
      Given that you can't see well enough to read, you might oughta consider "parking" the "Taurus" until your head clears -- it was the VICTIM that was beaten, and the perp is still at large.
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      by Huh????? on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:39 AM in reply to Kevin aka Reality
      I don't think you read this right... The victim suffered the beating.. Moron....
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      by Really on Jan 26, 2012 at 07:09 AM in reply to Kevin aka Reality
      Kevin-I'm not sure where You are going with this comment. The man was doing his job,opening up this business.He had to get out of his truck to unlock and open the gate. He didn't deserve this. I'm so sorry someone would do this to another person.
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      by to early to read on Jan 26, 2012 at 10:07 AM in reply to Kevin aka Reality
      hey kevin it was 8-42am when you posted this.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 10:32 PM
    this is horrible! the theives did this and only got away with 3 dollars, people like this need to be returned the favor as part of their punishment! he was trying to make an honest living and these thugs were not
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      by beau on Jan 26, 2012 at 08:51 AM in reply to
      It wasn't the $3 bucks they were after, it was the fertilizer. Can you say meth lab? That's all these junkie-thugs want anymore. No one and nothing is safe.
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        by anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 at 05:54 PM in reply to beau
        I think it was personal....
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