Mt. Vernon man charged with robbery in Jackson County

arrestedDOWELL — A 21-year-old Mount Vernon man is being held in a Jackson County jail following a sheriff’s deputy witnessed an early Sunday scuffle in the parking lot of VanZandt’s Tavern, in Dowell.

Tony Feggins has been charged with aggravated battery and robbery and is being held at Jackson County Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

The disturbance occurred at about 3:42 a.m., and investigators later learned that a man, whom deputies identified as Feggins, allegedly had stolen money from two patrons inside the bar, officials said.

When someone attempted to stop him, Feggins allegedly struck the man in the face, resulting in a minor laceration, according to the sheriff’s office.

He left the parking lot in a vehicle. With witness help, deputies located it and apprehended Feggins.