Robbery suspect at large, considered dangerous

Donnie Ray Gilbert Jr. of Cheek (inset) has been identified as a suspect.

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, at approximately 3:30 p.m., an armed robbery occurred in the 9400 block of Highway 365 at the Country Corner Store.

According to Deputy Marcus McLellan with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, an unknown black male entered the store and walked around until other customers exited the store. He then went to the cashier to purchase an item. When the cashier opened the drawer, the suspect pulled a pistol and reached in and took an unknown amount of cash. He then exited the store and got into a newer black sedan and headed west to Fannett.

After airing the photograph of the robbery suspect on Crime Stoppers, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division was able to identify a suspect, 28-year-old Donnie Ray Gilbert Jr. of Cheek.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warrant for his arrest and is actively searching for Gilbert. Gilbert is to be considered armed and dangerous and no one should try to apprehend him. If you see him or know where he is call Crime Stoppers at 833-TIPS or the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at (409) 835-8411.