A witness came to the aid of a store clerk during a robbery attempt at a Fruitland Kangaroo station and killed the suspect early Friday.
Jeffery Charles Lohman walked into the store at 1140 County Road 309 with a box cutter and demanded money from the cashier, according to Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Hancel Woods. While he was trying to rob from the clerk, a bystander fought and stabbed the suspect with a pocket knife. By the time Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived, Lohman had died.
The 42-year-old had a string of arrests in Putnam County back to 1993. He had previously been charged with fraud, battery, not paying child support, grand theft auto and forgery, among other charges.
Authorities are still investigating the case and did not release the other man’s name.
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