Two men arrested after armed robbery at Columbus gas station

(Provided Photos/Columbus Police Department)

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) – Police said two Michigan men were arrested Sunday after allegedly robbing a Columbus gas station at gunpoint.

According to the Columbus Police Department, Jerry Lee Strawser, 22, of Detroit, and James Clarence Maddox, 26, of Detroit, robbed the Speedway gas station located at 2350 W. Jonathan Moore Pike and then led police on a high-speed chase Sunday morning.

Officers said Strawser went into the gas station to rob it and hit a customer in the face with a gun. He then left the gas station and got into a Jeep driven by Maddox, police said.

The two suspects led police on a chase northbound on I-65. A short time later, officers from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department found the Jeep abandoned behind a gas station in Taylorsville.

Police arrested both men without incident inside the gas station.

Strawser was preliminarily charged with armed robbery, confinement, criminal recklessness, battery with a deadly weapon and pointing a firearm. Maddox was preliminarily charged with armed robbery.

Both men were taken to the Bartholomew County Jail. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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