The Standard Journal

Rockmart man turns himself in for armed robbery charge.

- By Kevin Myrick Editor

A Rockmart man turned himself into authoritie­s after he was facing felony charges and local police searching for him for weeks following an armed robbery in January.

Michael Brandon Pinkard, 23, of a Rockmart address, was taken into the jail by Polk County deputies after Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats reported that his girlfriend convinced him to turn himself into the jail.

According to Rockmart Police Det. Jerry Amos said that Pinkard was the main suspect in an armed robbery on Jan. 14 at the Handy Andy in Rockmart, where he is alleged to have held a clerk at gunpoint with a sawed off shotgun and taken $560.

Amos said police distribute­d photos of the armed robbery and got informatio­n that pointed to Pinkard as their main suspect in the crime, and warrants were taken out for his arrest.

He turned himself in on Sunday to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on charges of armed robbery, possession of sawed-off shotgun, sawed-off rifle, machine gun, dangerous weapon, or silencer, possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies, and probation violation.

Amos said he had not yet wrapped up the investigat­ion and that more charges could be pending against Pinkard in the case.

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Michael Brandon Pinkard

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