Union City police search for robbery suspect

UNION CITY, Tenn. — Union City police are searching for a man after an April robbery at Pocket’s Shell Station.

Police say the robbery was reported around 4 a.m. April 14, and tips reported to Crime Stoppers indicated two people had been involved in the robbery.

Police say the suspects were identified as Keith Patterson and Stephen Josh Rogers, both of Carroll County.

In a news release Wednesday, police say investigators were able to determine that Patterson robbed the clerk at gunpoint while Rogers stayed in the getaway vehicle.

Rogers was later arrested at his home and admitted his involvement in the robbery at Pocket’s and another robbery in McCracken County, Kentucky, several days later, according to police.

Rogers is charged with aggravated robbery.

Police say investigators were able to speak to Patterson over the phone, asking for him to come to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office for questioning. Patterson initially agreed, but later refused to meet investigators.

During a search at Patterson’s Carroll County home, investigators located a firearm believed to have been used in both the Pocket’s robbery and the robbery in Kentucky.

Patterson is wanted in Union City on charges of aggravated robbery and felony possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Investigators in McCracken County are also in the process of issuing warrants for Patterson’s arrest, according to Union City police.

Anyone with information on Patterson’s location is asked to call the Union City Police Department at 731-885-1515, Crime Stoppers at 731-885-8477, or local law enforcement.

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