Gadsden Man Arrested in Connection to Robbery

Saturday, August 19, 2017


Authorities arrest a man in connection with a robbery in Gadsden. Jimmy Vernon, of Gadsden, faces a felony robbery charge and a misdemeanor theft charge. Etowah County Investigators say Vernon went into a home on Haney Road and robbed a man at gunpoint. He took a backpack containing various electronic equipment. Investigators say Vernon hit the victim in the head with the gun, injuring the man. Authorities recovered the backpack and the gun, which was identified as stolen. Vernon is currently held in the Etowah County Detention Center without bond.


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