DECATUR, Alabama Aug 3 2012- Police charged a Huntsville man with robbery Tuesday after he hit a Belk employee after he was caught stealing items from the store, a Decatur police news release said.
Asa Cody Whisenant, 29, of Huntsville was arrested Tuesday on a third-degree robbery charge after the incident at Belk on Beltline Road, the release said.
A store security officer detained Whisenant after seeing him leave the store shortly before 4 p.m. with store items hidden on himself,, police said. Police said that Whisenant struck the security employee during a struggle in the parking lot.
Whisenant will be transferred to the Morgan County Jail with bond set at $2,500, police said.