Former employee arrested at Dollar General on suspicion

Published 5:54 pm Friday, November 9, 2007

A former employee of Picayune Dollar General Store has been arrested for suspicious behavior in the store.

On Sunday, Ferril Julian, 21, of 10463 Browns Rd., Picayune, was arrested for suspicious behavior in the store. Julian apparently is a former employee of the store. He had been seen hanging around the store on a previous occasion, said Picayune Police Public Information Officer Capt. Theresa Milar. Sunday he was witnessed hanging out in the storage area.

“I think what happened is we foiled a grand larceny,” Milar said.

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When current employees noticed Julian in the store acting suspiciously, they called the police at about 6:30 p.m. Responding officers found Julian in the storage area and charged him with attempted grand larceny and trespassing.

The Picayune Dollar General was the target of an armed robbery in August.

In August, a man identified as Craig Dewayne Brumley, 19, of 299 Salem Rd., was arrested for the armed robbery of the store. Apparently he entered the store and approached the counter with nothing in his hands. A clerk noticed him and asked if he could be helped. Brumley then asked for the money in the register. The clerk did not have her keys at that time and had to wait for a manager to return in order to open the register, which he did.

After securing the money, Brumley walked out the store then ran off, only to be caught by police less than 15 minutes later.

A bond hearing for Julian was held yesterday in city court, where a $10,000 bond was set. His preliminary hearing will be Wednesday, Nov. 14.