Kent police have arrested a Franklin Township man they say robbed the Drug Mart on East Main Street on Wednesday.
Patrick C. Montgomery, 27, of 6594 High St., is charged with robbery, a second-degree felony.
Montgomery allegedly entered the Drug Mart, at 1763 E. Main St., at 5:40 p.m. and "used physical force against an employee to steal money from a cash register," according to Kent police.
Montgomery allegedly fled the store after taking an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. The clerk suffered minor injuries, police said.
Montgomery was identified as a suspect, and arrested on Friday, according to Kent police.
He has a prior conviction for theft of drugs, a fourth-degree felony, for stealing eight tablets of the painkiller oxycodone from a Kent woman on June 8, 2011, according to court records.
In that case, Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman sentenced Montgomery to 75 days in the Portage County jail and ordered him to attend drug rehabilitation at the Northeast Ohio Community Alternative Program in Warren in October 2011.
Montgomery also was convicted of misdemeanor theft in 2011 and unauthorized use of property in 2005, records show.
Bond information from his arrest Friday was not immediately available.
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