July 02--BROOKLYN CONN -- A suspect in an armed robbery at a gas station punched a state trooper in the face and tried to flee after hearing his description being broadcast over the trooper's police radio.
Trooper Joseph Marsh was able to recover and used his Taser to take Myron E. Johnson, 41, into custody without further incident.
Johnson, of Norwich Road, Plainfield, was charged with assault on a police officer, robbery and larceny.
Troopers from the Danielson barracks were alerted to an armed robbery at the Sunoco station at 500 Providence Road in Brooklyn at 4:14 a.m. Monday and first-responding troopers broadcast a description of the suspect, police said.
The robber said he had a gun and demanded cash, which the clerk turned over to him. The robber then fled on foot, police said.
Marsh, who was patrolling the area, spotting a man matching the description at Route 6 and Day Street, about a half mile from the Sunoco station. He stopped him and began to question him, police said.
As Marsh was talking to the man, he overheard his physical description being broadcast over the police radio, struck Marsh and tried to get away, police said.
The cash taken during the robbery was found on Johnson, police said. Johnson's vehicle was also found nearby.
Johnson was taken to Day Kimball Hospital for removal of the Taser prongs. He was then held at the Danielson barracks on $500,000 bail. He is to be arraigned in Superior Court in Killingly.
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