An Oak Ridge man has been charged with a second robbery, this one of a gas station in Claxton.
Partridge, 43, had already been charged by the Oak Ridge Police Department this month with the robbery of J&C Market on East Tennessee Avenue in Oak Ridge.
Now, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has charged him with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, and theft in the December 29 robbery of the Marathon gas station on Edgemoor Road in Claxton, a press release said. The felony warrants were obtained by Sheriff’s Office detective Josh Cardwell. Partridge reportedly brandished a firearm and demanded the Marathon employee empty the cash register, the press release said. He fled the scene with cash before deputies arrived, the release said. The Marathon employee was able to provide a physical description and a video recording showing the incident, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
As reported January 4, Partridge was booked into the jail following an arrest by the Oak Ridge Police Department for a similar crime, the press release said. Partridge was the main suspect in an armed robbery at the J&C Market. He was arrested on charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, evading arrest, and resisting arrest, the press release said.
Through intelligence and information sharing with the Oak Ridge Police Department, Detective Cardwell honed in on Partridge as the suspect for the Claxton robbery, which eventually led to him being charged with the December 29 crime, the press release said. “This is a great example of two agencies working together to get a dangerous man off our streets. Detective Cardwell and the ORPD should be commended for doing a great job,” Anderson County Sheriff Russell Barker said.
Partridge is incarcerated at the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton, the press release said.