Employees nab suspect, thwart attempted armed robbery at Taco Bell in Cleveland

(Cleveland)- An armed robbery suspect is in custody following an attempted holdup at Taco Bell in Cleveland. Cleveland Police were dispatched to the scene in reference to an armed robbery at 11:58 p.m. Wednesday, October 23.

The suspect attempted to rob the fast food restaurant armed with a .45 caliber handgun, according to police. Employees overpowered him and called 911. When officers arrived, they took the suspect into custody. He’s identified as 27-year-old James Dennis McCormick.

McCormick received some road rash during his encounter with the employees at Taco Bell during his failed robbery attempt. He was checked by White County Emergency Medical Service. Cleveland Police Chief John Foster says he was cleared medically.

McCormick is charged with armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of or attempt of certain crimes.

Chief Foster says McCormick is “now resting in the White County Jail after his encounter.”

Dean Dyer of WRWH Radio contributed to this report

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