Former Roanoke officer arrested in Mississippi

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A former Roanoke police officer who is suspected in an armed robbery has been arrested in Mississippi. Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin said Jonathan Heard was arrested around 4 a.m. Saturday in Biloxi.

The former officer is accused of robbing a store in Central on Friday night and leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Franklin said one of his deputies knew Heard and called him on his cell phone. He said Heard told the deputy he planned to surrender after he spoke with an attorney, but that was apparently a ruse.

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