Arrest made after falsely reported armed robbery

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -- One person was arrested after a report of an armed robbery at a local convenience store early Thanksgiving morning, but police say it was not actually a robbery.

The incident was reported near the Big K gas station on Roebuck Drive near the interstate around 4:30 Thursday morning.

Antonio Owens has been charged with embezzlement. Police say Owens was taking money from a store he was working at. Police say Owens might face the additional charge of falsely reporting a crime. Sergeant Dareall Thompson says this is a serious crime and reporting false armed robberies ties up resources. Owens has a bond set at $15,000.