Attempted robbery committed in Nome

Attempted robbery committed in Nome

Jefferson County Sherriff Deputies arrested a suspect in an attempted robbery that happened Aug. 20 in the1200 block of 4th St. Nome.

According to a press release from the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office (JSCO), the male complainant advised that he was confronted outside and forced inside his home at gunpoint by a male. Once inside the home, a female resident walked into the living room and saw what was going on. While holding the victims at gunpoint, the suspect demanded that the male and female victim give him their money and phones.

The male victim and the suspect became engaged in a fight in the living room while the female called 911. The male victim was able to disarm the suspect during the struggle. JCSO Deputies were close by and upon arrival, the male suspect jumped out a back window in an attempt to flee. The windowpane cut a deep gash in the suspects arm causing excessive bleeding.

While searching along the railroad tracks, Deputies Verdine and Ikner located the suspect lying on the ground near the tracks. He was bleeding heavily. Deputy Lowe arrived and retrieved his med kit from his patrol vehicle. Deputies rendered medical aid to the suspect in attempt to stop the blood flow. Acadian EMS quickly arrived on the scene and transported the suspect to a local hospital for treatment. 

At this time, the suspect is listed in critical condition.