Manager attacked during attempted armed robbery at Food Fresh in Claxton

Published: Oct. 1, 2016 at 1:55 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2016 at 8:12 PM EDT
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CLAXTON, GA (WTOC) - A suspect is in custody after an attempted armed robbery left one person injured at the Food Fresh in Claxton.

Police say Earl Brewton went into Food Fresh around 6:30 a.m. Saturday and attempted to rob the store, beating the store's manager.

The suspect reportedly beat the manager until a citizen was able to pull him off.

Officials say Brewton was armed with a 20 gauge shotgun during the incident.

Brewton was charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

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