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Suspect identified in robbery arrest on 14th Street Pedestrian Bridge

arrested: Timothy C. Brown, 44 (source: Muscogee County Jail) arrested: Timothy C. Brown, 44 (source: Muscogee County Jail)
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The suspect arrested after a chase across the 14th Street Pedestrian Bridge today, Oct. 17, has been identified as 44-year-old Timothy Brown.

Police pursued Brown for miles from the Phenix City Wal-Mart on Hwy 280.

Authorities say Brown was attempting to steal over a dozen bottles of cologne by tucking them into his pants when Wal-Mart employees confronted him. He complied with loss prevention's request to step into an office, but then employees say he pulled a knife on them. They let him go, and called the police.

Police chased the suspect, who fled in a red pick-up truck at speeds reaching 80 mph through Phenix City.  The pursuit ended when Brown bailed at the river and tried to escape into Columbus.

The suspect crossed the bridge into Columbus, Ga. near the TSYS building where police caught up with him and made the arrest.

The 14th Street Pedestrian Bridge had been closed for repair, and recently reopened and rededicated  as the Frank Martin Bridge on Oct. 9.

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