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    A 26 year old man is facing robbery and kidnapping charges.  Investigators believe Rafeal Nevels robbed the Lucky Dollar Food Mart on Northeast Crescent Ridge Road last night.   They believe, after the robbery, Nevels called an unidentified man asking for help.   When the man arrived, investigators say he pulled out a handgun and demanded the man take him to the ATM.More >>
    A 26 year old man is facing robbery and kidnapping charges.  Investigators believe Rafeal Nevels robbed the Lucky Dollar Food Mart on Northeast Crescent Ridge Road last night.   They believe, after the robbery, Nevels called an unidentified man asking for help.   When the man arrived, investigators say he pulled out a handgun and demanded the man take him to the ATM.More >>

Jefferson County sheriff deputies have arrested a Center Point man for trafficking heroin.  It happened just after 2:00 Tuesday afternoon in the 500 block of 20th Avenue NE.  Deputies stopped a suspicious vehicle in the area.  A passenger, Arthur Ross,  immediately fled on foot, but was taken into custody after a short foot chase.

Ross was found to be in possession of 210 dose units of heroin, diluadid tablets, Xanax tablets and the prescription drug, suboxone.  The driver, Antonio Purdom, was found to be in possession of marijuana, prescription cough syrup and scales.  The 32 year old also had several outstanding arrest warrants.

Ross is charged with trafficking heroin and four counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.  He's at the Jefferson County Jail on a $85,000 bond.  Purdom is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and a controlled substance.  He's also at the Jefferson County Jail on a $36,000 bond.

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