Police: Man arrested, charged after joking about robbing clerk at gas station

Posted at 2:46 PM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 15:46:07-05

A man was charged with deadly conduct after police said he pulled a knife out at a gas station clerk on Thursday.

According to Gatesville police, at approximately 8:33 a.m. police were dispatched to H-E-B at the 1200 block of E. Main Street regarding a reported robbery.

When officers arrived, they were told that the suspect, 30-year-old Walter Everett, left the gas station as a passenger in a black Ford F150 pickup. Gatesville police and the Coryell County Sheriff’s Office began looking for the suspect.

The pickup was located and stopped on Hwy 6 by Valley Mills police. The driver and passenger were detained by law enforcement and brought back to Gatesville for questioning.

When interviewed, the clerk told officers that Everett walked up to the kiosk with a large knife and told her, “This is a robbery.”

She told officers she felt threatened and believed that she was in immediate danger. She said at that point, he told her he was joking and was not going to rob her. He just needed to pay for gas.

He put the knife on the window ledge and completed the transaction with the clerk before leaving the station.

Everett gave a similar account of what happened and was charged with deadly conduct.

He was booked into the Coryell County jail.

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