Clerk arrested in store theft

The clerk who was robbed at a downtown Franklin gas station was arrested Tuesday after police said he staged the robbery with another man.

Police arrested Joel Glassburn, 22, Franklin, on charges of theft and false reporting.

On Aug. 7, Glassburn reported that a man came into the Admiral Gas Station, 237 W. Jefferson St., about 2 a.m., said he had a gun and demanded money and cigarettes. Glassburn handed the items over and called police to say the station had been robbed.

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