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Mother pleads for son accused of robbery to turn himself in

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Alice Jones said her biggest fear had come true. Alice Jones said her biggest fear had come true.
John Robert Johnson III (Source: Athens PD) John Robert Johnson III (Source: Athens PD)
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

A mother pleads for her son to turn himself in after police accuse him of robbing an Athens convenience store earlier this week.

Alice Jones hasn't seen her son, 38-year-old John Robert Johnson III, since Monday morning.  Johnson is the man Athens Police said is responsible for robbing the Raceway off Highway 72 that same day.

"Of course that was unbelievable to me," she said.  

When she heard the accusations, Jones went upstairs to confront her son.

"He said, 'Mom I didn't rob the Raceway,'" she said.  "I told him to tell me the truth, and he totally denied it."

Later Monday afternoon, Athens Police came to the Jones' house and asked if they could look around.

"I told them yes because I know that I left him here and I know that if he was here I would want them to take him," Jones said.  "So I instantly let them in and they checked everywhere and he was not here."

Jones said her biggest fear had come true.  She said despite her son's actions, he's a good person who was raised right.  With her son on the run, she has this message from the family.

"Pull up them nasty, raggedy jeans you have on.  Tighten up your belt, and go to the nearest police precinct that you can get to.  We are going to support you 100 percent," said Jones.

Johnson has a warrant out for first degree robbery.

If you have any information to help, contact Athens Police at 256-233-8700.

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