Darryl Lomonda Blue, 29, of Meridian was charged with the attempted strong arm robbery of the Dixie Station at 325 Highway 19 North around 11:00 p.m. Thursday.
The clerk actually foiled the robbery, according to Sgt. Randy Jackson of the Meridian Police Department.
"He attempted to steal the cash register from the clerk, who held onto the cash register and called the police," said Jackson, "and struggled with the assailant as he was trying to get away."
The suspect was caught a few minutes later. The clerk sustained minor injuries.