Anthony Lamar Wright

Anthony Lamar Wright

In new information released Monday, the 37-year-old Citrus County man apprehended Sunday, Feb. 21, walking along State Road 44 after brandishing a weapon during a robbery attempt, had used a black replica plastic gun, according to a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit.

Anthony Lamar Wright, of Inverness, was arrested and charged with commercial armed robbery. His bond was set at $20,000.

According to Brittney Carman, deputies were dispatched at approximately 9 a.m. to the Speedway Gas Station at 9515 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness, next to Gospel Island Road, in reference to an armed robbery.

A black male, later identified as Wright, had entered the store, demanding money from the clerk, the report stated. The clerk told the defendant, she did too. Wright then brandished the toy gun, depending money again. According to the report, he fled on foot after his demand was denied.

Patrol deputies responding detained Wright, who matched the description of the suspect, and was located walking down State Road 44 on the sidewalk.

There were no reported injuries.

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