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Man arrested after Dawsonville Kroger robbery
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DAWSONVILLE — A man wanted in connection with at least two bank heists in Kentucky was arrested Monday, days after authorities say he allegedly robbed the Dawsonville Kroger.

Cody Alan Arnett, 29, of Nicholasville, Ky., faces a single count of felony robbery in Dawson County, according to jail records.

"We believe that he went into the Kroger between midnight and 1 a.m. on Dec. 20, went up to one of the employees and demanded cash from the store and cartons of cigarettes," said Capt. Tony Wooten with the Dawson County Sheriff's Office.

While Arnett reportedly did not brandish a weapon during the robbery, Wooten said the clerk feared for his life.

"He never showed a weapon, but placed the person in fear by placing his hands behind his back to indicate he possessed a weapon and made statements that the victim give him the cash and they wouldn't get hurt," he said.

The suspect then fled the store with more than $300 in cash and several cartons of cigarettes.

Once identified, investigators worked with officials in Kentucky, where Arnett has outstanding arrest warrants for two bank robberies just outside the Lexington area, Wooten said.

"We were made aware that he was somewhere in the area by Kentucky officials," he said. "We worked at that point with Kentucky and then federal marshals came onboard and he was later arrested outside Atlanta."

Authorities believe Arnett, who is being held without bond in the Dawson County jail, has no ties to the Dawsonville area.

"We just believe that he fled from Kentucky," Wooten said.