Albany police nab suspect in drainage ditch

Albany police officers collar suspect after brief chase

ALBANY — Albany Police Department officials say that Eugene Craig McArthur, 24, was arrested Thursday afternoon for the armed robbery of Dorks Book Store, 2901 Gillionville Road.

A store employee told officers that McArthur took an undetermined amount of money and a Taser device from the business, APD officials say. Shortly after 1 p.m, officers with APD spotted McArthur near the store and, after a brief foot chase, apprehended McArthur in a drainage ditch on the 1500 block of Westwood Drive, officials say.

McArthur was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault and possession on a firearm during the commission of a crime, police say. He was transported to the Dougherty County jail.