Beer theft suspect allegedly threatens store employees with walking cane, later returns stolen booze

Updated: Sep. 14, 2018 at 11:36 AM CDT
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HENDERSON, TX (KLTV) - Henderson police have arrested a man accused of assaulting a store clerk while stealing two beers.

Billy Wayne Jackson, 62, of Henderson, is charged with first-degree aggravated robbery. He was arrested on Thursday and is being held on a $10,000 bond.

According to the arrest affidavit, police were dispatched to a convenience store, located in the 2100 block of US 79 after it was reported Jackson had assaulted the store manager.

Store employees reported Jackson had come into the store, took two beers and tried to walk out. One employee confronted Jackson, asking about the unpaid beer and Jackson raised his shirt up to show two large knives tucked into his waistband, according to the affidavit.

Jackson then raised his walking cane and acted like he would strike one of the employees with it then grabbed the employee by the shoulder and pushed her, according to the affidavit.

The employee reported going back into the store to call law enforcement. According to the affidavit, Jackson then went back into the store, put the two beers back where they were, and left the store.

Officers later found Jackson at a nearby fast-food restaurant and arrested him.

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