A Morganton man was arrested and charged in connection to a Monday armed robbery at a Hickory gas station, according to a Hickory police report.
Hickory police responded to Speedway gas station in reference to a robbery in progress. Police say Charles Steven Setzer Jr. displayed a knife, stole a $2 cigarette lighter and left the store.
Setzer, 45, was found with a knife by police at the shopping center across from Hickory Furniture Mart, which is about a mile from Speedway gas station. Setzer began spitting when he was arrested, the release said.
The man is charged with a felony count of robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons. He is being held on a $7,500 secured bond.
He is innocent until proven guilty.