Gadsden man arrested for Ball Play Grocery robbery

Gadsden man arrested for Ball Play Grocery robbery
David Martin Coshatt. (Source: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)

ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - A man was arrested on Saturday for the robbery of Ball Play Grocery.

Sheriff Johnathan Horton said David Martin Coshatt is charged with first-degree robbery for holding two store clerks at gunpoint.

Coshatt stole $274 cash from the register at Ball Play Grocery in the Ball Play community, Investigator Will Farley said.

Police say Coshatt admitted to holding the store clerks at gunpoint with a toy gun, taking the money from the register and running to his vehicle, where he fled the scene in a silver Chevrolet Malibu. He had prior felonies for first-degree arson.

Coshatt was picked up at his residence in the Ball Play community a couple of hours after the robbery occurred. He was taken into custody and transported to the Etowah County Detention Center where he is being held on a $201,000 surety bond.

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