S. Perkins Business Robbed At Gunpoint

(Memphis) Memphis police got more than they bargained for trying to take down an accused armed robber.

Jermaine Cornes is accused of robbing an electronics store on South Perkins with a gun.

According to an MPD affidavit Cornes held up Metro PCS in Parkway Village at gunpoint, and assaulted someone in the process.

Police records show after getting away with less than $200, Cornes went around the corner to a house.

Officers identified Cornes as a suspect and knew his address, so they went to the Cottonwood home to find him.

While officers were checking out his home, some children inside told them Cornes left and was walking down the street.

Officers say they then spotted him hiding behind a house just a few doors down.

When he saw them, he then took off running.

He was arrested a quarter-mile away.

Police found marijuana on Cornes and he admitted ditching his handgun behind this house.

Donald Jenkins lives across the street and saw police scattered around the neighborhood.

“It just lets you know you never know about your neighbors. You never know what`s going on and you just stick to yourself sometimes,” said Jenkins.

Police officers say they found the money from Metro PCS in Cornes pockets and hidden under his mattress.