Robbery suspect doesn't make it far

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By Vince Luecke

CANNELTON - A man who allegedly grabbed a wad of cash from a Cannelton convenience store office was quickly nabbed early Monday after a city officer found him in Tell City.

William Bacon, 26, of 11218 S. 18th Ave., Apartment 301, Tacoma, Wash., faces charges of theft and burglary. He was taken to Perry County Jail and held on $5,500 bail.

Police allege Bacon entered Tom's Circle S just after 5 a.m. Cannelton Officer Micah Jackson said Bacon distracted two employees working at the time and while their backs were turned, darted into an office and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash. He then left.

One of the employees noticed Bacon leaving the office and called police, officers said.

Jackson was on patrol at the time and spotted Bacon's Range Rover near the intersection of William Tell Boulevard and Indiana 66 in Tell City.

Officers said they found the cash lying on the car's floorboard.

Bacon's girlfriend, 24-year-old India S. Johnson of Owensboro, Ky., was not jailed but faces prosecution, Jackson said.

She did not go in the store with Bacon but allegedly knew he had taken money from the business.

Cannelton Police Chief Kenny Kellems, Sgt. Eric Dickenson, Cannelton Officer Jeff Dickenson and Tell City Patrolman Philip Flamion assisted.

Officers believe Bacon drove from Tacoma to meet Johnson. The two were in Louisville, Ky., Sunday night before traveling to Cannelton.