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Hotel robbery suspect arrested

October 31, 2006

Bainbridge --   A man staying at a Bainbridge hotel robbed the front desk, but he didn't get far.     

Gerald Smith had been staying at the Charter House Inn after his recent release from jail. Police say around 8:30 Monday night, Smith jumped the counter and grabbed nearly a thousand dollars from the cash drawer and ran.     

The clerk recognized Smith and called police, and they picked him up a short while later behind the Wal-Mart.     

He's now being held at the Decatur County Jail on charges of robbery by sudden snatching and possession of drug paraphernalia. 



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